Fort Pierre in Stanley County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Translation of the Verendrye Plate
”In the twenty-sixth year of the reign
of Louis XV, the most illustrious Lord,
the Lord Marquis of Beauharnois being Viceroy,
1741, Pierre Gaultier de La Verendrye placed this.”
Placed by the Chevalier Verendrye
(his brother) Louis (and) La Londette and
A. Miotte. 30 March 1743.
Replica plate in viewing window below
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is March 30, 1743.
Location. 44° 21.32′ N, 100° 22.7′ W. Marker is in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, in Stanley County. Marker is on Verendrye Drive (2nd Street) 0.4 miles north of West 2nd Avenue. Marker is located at the Verendrye National Historic Site, on the hilltop overlooking Fort Pierre and the Missouri River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Pierre SD 57532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Verendrye Explorers (here, next to this marker); The Verendrye Site (here, next to this marker); Verendrye Tablet Site (a few steps from this marker); a different Verendrye Site (a few steps from this marker); Stockgrowers Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Fort Pierre Plain (approx. half a mile away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. half a mile away); Lewis and Clark First Sioux Nation Meeting (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Pierre.
More about this marker. Marker is a large, engraved, black metal tablet, mounted at eye-level within a large rock and masonry structure.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Verendrye National Historic Site
Also see . . . The Verendrye plate: A family remembers. “They must have had the thought that it was a good place to bury that plate because a lot of people would come to that spot in the future." (Doug O’Rielly, son of George O’Rielly) (Submitted on October 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.