Near Ipswich in Edmunds County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Welsh Colony at Powell
The "Big Shanty" was moved here and a post office with Morris Jones as Postmaster set up July 7, 1883. A general store, J.T. Llewellyn, proprietor; a blacksmith shop, Morgans "a Go"; Central School, John A. Williams, teacher and a Calvinistic Methodist Church, Rev. John W. Morgan, pastor; a Congregational Church. Rev. J.T. Lewis, Pastor, were organized and built. All but the general store and the CM Church were disbanded because of death, discouragement and hardship and only the hardiest farmers remained.
The Methodist Church was destroyed, the store badly damaged and four farmsteads wiped out by a tornado June 2, 1911.
Determination of the new generation to continue worship in faith resulted in the immediate rebuilding of the church which
On June 8, 1958, to commemorate the faith and loyalty of those hardly Welsh Pioneers, the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of their trustful faith was celebrated by the congregation of the remaining church now Presbyterian.
Erected 1966 by Descendants and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 427.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 22, 1883.
Location. 45° 17.283′ N, 99° 1.85′ W. Marker is near Ipswich, South Dakota, in Edmunds County. Marker is at the intersection of South Dakota Route 45 and 145th Street, on the right when traveling south on State Route 45. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ipswich SD 57451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crestbard, South Dakota Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away); Medicine or Prayer Rock (approx. 10.9 miles away); Ipswich Memorial Arch (approx. 11 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 143 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.