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De Smet in Kingsbury County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Kingsbury County, S.D.

1880

 
 
Kingsbury County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2018
1. Kingsbury County Marker
Inscription.  
Kingsbury County, S.D.
organized
February 18, 1880

Dedicated to
Pioneer Settlers
by the grateful citizens
of the county
June 10, 1930

The best way to recognize an
achievement is to never forget it

 
Erected 1930 by Citizens of Kingsbury County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical date for this entry is February 18, 1880.
 
Location. 44° 23.177′ N, 97° 32.803′ W. Marker is in De Smet, South Dakota, in Kingsbury County. Marker can be reached from Joliet Avenue SE north of 2nd Street SE, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the Kingsbury County Courthouse grounds, beside the sidewalk, near the southwest corner of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 2nd Street SE, De Smet SD 57231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kingsbury County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); First School of De Smet (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clancy's Store (about 600
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feet away); Waters Land & Loan Company (about 600 feet away); 1880-1890s Prairie Schooner (about 600 feet away); Brewster School (about 600 feet away); Surveyors' House (about 700 feet away); Couse Hardware (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in De Smet.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at ground-level on a large boulder.
 
Also see . . .  Kingsbury County, South Dakota. The county named for brothers George W. and T. A. Kingsbury, descendants of the colonial English Kingsbury family in Boston, Massachusetts. They were prominently involved in the affairs of Dakota Territory and served as elected members of several Territorial Legislatures. (Submitted on September 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Kingsbury County, S.D. Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2018
2. Kingsbury County, S.D. Marker (tall view)
Kingsbury County, S.D. Marker (<i>wide view; Kingsbury County Courthouse in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2018
3. Kingsbury County, S.D. Marker (wide view; Kingsbury County Courthouse in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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