Near Brookings in Brookings County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
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Brookings County was created in 1862 and named for Wilmont W. Brookings (1830-1905), prominent pioneer judge and legislator. Until 1873 it included parts of Moody, Lake and Kingsbury Counties. It was organized on July 3rd, 1871 in Martin N. Trygstand’s cabin, 4 miles NW of Medary. Most towns began in 1879 when the Northwestern
Erected 1957 by Brookings County Commissioners. (Marker Number 553.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1838.
Location. 44° 11.724′ N, 96° 47.368′ W. Marker is near Brookings, South Dakota, in Brookings County. Marker is at the intersection of 471st Avenue and 220th Street, on the right when traveling north on 471st Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookings SD 57006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moody County (here, next to this marker); Medary (approx. one mile away); First Convention in Brookings County (approx. one mile away); Medary Townsite (approx. one mile away); Hagensick's Resort (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lake Campbell Lutheran ChurchDowntown (approx. 7.8 miles away); Brookings County South Dakota Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookings.
More about this marker. This is the other side of marker #121184 (Moody County).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on September 7, 2021. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. 3. submitted on August 21, 2021. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.