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Near Granite Falls in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Yellow Medicine City

 
 
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By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
1. Yellow Medicine City Marker
Inscription.  The first village in Yellow Medicine County was located about ½ mile southwest of this marker. John Winter settled there in 1866. In 1868 Hoxie established a store and Gorham Powers a law office. In 1869 Georges Olds platted the village, a stage station and a brick hotel were built and Joseph Fortier opened another store.

A post office and mail route to Redwood Falls was established in 1870. In January 1872 Yellow Medicine City, with a population of 40, became the county seat. The county seat of government was moved to Granite Falls in 1874. Yellow Medicine City was abandoned in 1878.
 
Erected 1976 by Yellow Medicine County Commissioners, Yellow Medicine County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 44° 44.095′ N, 95° 27.403′ W. Marker is near Granite Falls, Minnesota, in Yellow Medicine County. Marker is on Minnesota Route 67, on the right when traveling north. Located in Upper Sioux Agency State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5908 MN-67, Granite Falls MN 56241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least

Yellow Medicine City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
2. Yellow Medicine City Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agency Homes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Employee Duplex No. 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Manual Labor School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Employee Duplexes No. 1 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Annuity Center/Warehouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Upper Sioux Agency (approx. ¼ mile away); Upper (Or Yellow Medicine) Sioux Agency (approx. ¼ mile away); Mazomani (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granite Falls.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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