Welcome to our website, Eucheeanna is the name of an early West Florida ‘colonial’ settlement near us in Walton County [we were part of Walton County at that time]. The settlers of Eucheeanna (You-chee-anna) Valley were Scots from North Carolina. The valley was named in honor of the Euchee Indians. The Euchee, Uchee, or Yuchi were a tribe of Indians who formerly lived along the Choctawhatchee River and Choctawhatchee Bay.

The name means “at a distance” and it is thought to have come about because when asked by other Indians where they came from, the reply was Yui-tci meaning “at a distance”. These Indians came into Florida from the north in very early times and their language was not related to Muskogee. Florida’s newest chapter is located in Niceville along the Gulf Coast with its beautiful beaches. Members come from the surrounding counties and we are eager to welcome new members. If your ancestor meets the qualifications and if you are an American citizen over the age of 18 you are eligible, please contact sbrock@embarqmail.com. Margaret Nichols Organizing Regent

National Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists: Founded: December 9, 1920, by Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell Guernsey (Mrs. George T.) Incorporated: April 25, 1921. Federal Charter was granted the Ninety-eighth United States Congress as Public Law 98-561 on October 30, 1984.

Object of the Society:

The object of this Society shall be Patriotic, Historical, and Educational; to make research as to the history and deeds of the American colonist and to record and publish the same; to commemorate deeds of colonial interest; to inculcate and foster love of America and its institutions by all its residents; to obey its laws and venerate its flag—the emblem of its power and civic righteousness.

Motto: Past, Present, Future

Visit the National Society’s Website:

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS
FLORIDA SOCIETY

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