Near Richland in Union County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Built in 1862 by soldiers and settlers as protection against renegade and hostile Indians.
Abandoned in 1868
Erected 1930 by Old Settlers Association of Union County, South Dakota.
Location. 42° 45.714′ N, 96° 40.434′ W. Marker is near Richland, South Dakota, in Union County. Marker is on South Dakota Route 50 0.7 miles east of SD - 11, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Point SD 57025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Richland Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Great Missouri River (approx. 5.9 miles away); Homestead Rest Area (approx. 6 miles away); First Rural Electric Cooperative (approx. 8 miles away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 8.5 miles away); Bruyer Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); St. Peter's Church (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 125 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.