“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wessington Springs in Jerauld County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Wessington Springs' First Home

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August 29, 2021
1. Wessington Springs' First Home Marker
This indention in the ground is the site of the first home in Jerauld County. Levi Hain and his wife, Maribee began with a sod house in 1876 and soon after built a log cabin. They sold their home and land to Rev. A.B. Smart in 1880 and the cabin became the first school in town. The big cottonwood trees you see around the ballfield on the north, south, and west, were planted by Levi Hain.

Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 44° 4.671′ N, 98° 34.378′ W. Marker is in Wessington Springs, South Dakota, in Jerauld County. Marker is on College Avenue South east of College Avenue South, on the left when traveling east. Located in Wessington Springs City Park by a gravel road going east from College Ave S. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wessington Springs SD 57382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Municipal Field House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neutral Ground (about 300 feet away); Noble's Trail Campsite (about 300 feet away); Legion Hill
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(about 500 feet away); Carnegie Library (about 600 feet away); Wessington Springs Trivia (about 600 feet away); Stratton Park (about 600 feet away); Jerauld County Courthouse (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wessington Springs.
Wessington Springs' First Home Marker image. Click for full size.
August 29, 2021
2. Wessington Springs' First Home Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2021. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2021. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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