Pierre in Hughes County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Oahe Mission School and Chapel
The building has not been changed since it served as school and church. Some blackboard writing of Louisa Irvine, his second wife, who survived Thomas, has been preserved.
It is open for church services of any denomination and likewise for marriages by any clergyman. Contact state historical society, Pierre.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Society and Highway Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1877.
Location. 44° 27.485′ N, 100° 23.154′ W. Marker is in Pierre, South Dakota, in Hughes County. Marker is at the intersection of South Dakota Route 1804 and South Dakota Route 204 on State Route 1804. Located in a pull over next to a South Dakota State Tourism Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20037 SD-1804, Pierre SD 57501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oahe Mission (here, next to this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Changing Landscape (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Oahe Dam & Lake (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stilling Basin (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sioux Indian Mosaic (approx. 2 miles away); Turtle Effigy (approx. 2 miles away); Centre of Missouri Valley History (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierre.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.