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Near Mound City in Campbell County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Mound City, South Dakota

 
 
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By Connor Olson, August 9, 2020
1. Mound City, South Dakota Marker
Inscription.  The Town of Mound City was started by Edward C. McIntosh, and his father, E.H. McIntosh on June 10, 1884. It was named “Mound City” because of the small hills just north of town, which they called “bachelor mounds.” The mounds are still visible if you look in a north-westerly direction. Mound City became part of Campbell County, Dakota Territory five years before South Dakota became a state in 1889.

In 1864, General Alfred Sully passed here during his military campaign against the Sioux. Just to the west of here, Lt. Colonel George A. Custer passed in 1873 on his way to Fort Abraham Lincoln near Bismarck. From there, he explored the Black Hills in 1874 and in 1876, mounted a military campaign in Montana which included the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

In 1888, the county seat of Campbell County was moved from LaGrace, located near the Missouri River, to Mound City. Mound City remains the county seat today.
 
Erected by State of South Dakota.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian.
 
Location.

Mound City, South Dakota Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 9, 2020
2. Mound City, South Dakota Marker
45° 43.896′ N, 100° 4.14′ W. Marker is near Mound City, South Dakota, in Campbell County. Marker is on 306th Avenue (U.S. 83) 0.3 miles north of 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mound City SD 57646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hiddenwood Park (approx. 13.6 miles away); Flint Store and Post Office (approx. 15.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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