Near Sturgis in Meade County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Capt. William F. Raynolds
camped in the vicinity
July 10, & 11th, 1859.
He conducted on Sunday
the first Christian services
on Meade County soil.
Erected by The Daughters of American Colonists and South Dakota State Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 10, 1859.
Location. 44° 28.06′ N, 103° 25.254′ W. Marker is near Sturgis, South Dakota, in Meade County. Marker is on South Dakota Route 79. Located at the Bear Butte State Park near the Education Center. Bear Butte State Park is open year round. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20250 Hwy 79, Sturgis SD 57785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas E. Odell (here, next to this marker); Lakota Holy Man, Visionary, Ambassador, Healer and Storyteller (here, next to this marker); Dr. F. V. Hayden Sacred Mountain of the Plains Indians (here, next to this marker); Bear Butte (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Bear Butte (a few steps from this marker); Camp J.G. Sturgis / Scooptown (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Bear Butte (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgis.
Also see . . . Bear Butte State Park. (Submitted on May 3, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.