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Westport in Brown County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pioneers with Unknown Grave sites in Westport Cemetery

Memorial to

 
 
Pioneers with Unknown Grave sites in Westport Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 16, 2018
1. Pioneers with Unknown Grave sites in Westport Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

"Grant Tooker, one of the early settlers, told of the first burial at Westport. In the late fall of 1883 a man named Albright died of consumption. He lived west of town. No one would volunteer to dig the grave, but when Grant's father offered to do it if a pick and shovel were furnished, others came and helped, also. A man named Austin was murdered just west of the county line in McPherson County and was the second to be buried there. A Mattt Gregory, who was thrown from a horse, breaking a leg which failed to heal, was the third to be buried there." Mrs. C.L. Callaghan (1965), Early History of Brown County.

This memorial was erected to provide a place for descendants to add plaques honoring their ancestor pioneers whose grave sites are unknown.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 45° 38.766′ N, 98° 30.114′ W. Marker is in Westport, South Dakota, in Brown County. Marker is on 120th St. Marker is located in the Westport Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westport SD 57481, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madison Gregory (here, next to this marker); Hamlin Garland (approx. 4.7 miles away); Columbia Marsh (approx. 9.3 miles away); Aurland (approx. 9.6 miles away); Columbia (approx. 9.7 miles away); Tveit Homestead (approx. 9.8 miles away); Philip Cain Gelling Homestead (approx. 10.2 miles away); Father Alexandra Ravoux (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Pioneers with Unknown Grave sites in Westport Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 16, 2018
2. Pioneers with Unknown Grave sites in Westport Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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