Near Claire City in Roberts County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Roberts County / Richland County, North Dakota
Long the home of Sisseton, Wahpeton & Cuthead Yanktonaise Sioux, it became part of Deuel & Cheyenne Counties in 1862; Deuel extending N to 46th parallel (4 miles N) in 1872. The Reservation extending S to Lake Kampeska in a giant flatiron was established in 1867. Grant County included the part SE of the Reservation from 1873 to 1883, when Roberts County, named for S. G. Roberts, Territorial Councilman of Fargo, was created. Org. Aug. 6, 1883 by Frederick Dittes, Charles Crissey, Indian Agent and Reuben R. Hall, at Dittes’ Residence, Travare 2 miles SW of Browns Valley was named county seat. In 1884 Wilmot won the election but, losing two court actions, stole the records and it was named by 1885 Legislature as county seat. It in turn lost an election in 1898 to Sisseton, who, fearing court action, in turn stole the records to again win approval in the 1900 election. White settlement on the Reservation came in 1892 and the railroad to Sisseton in 1893. Post offices were: Sisseton Agency, 1872; Wilmot, 1881; White Rock, 1885; Corona, 1886; Summit, Sisseton and
the southerly 4 miles of which was once in Roberts County which you are leaving.
It has a notable history, splendid terrain and a fine citizenry.
Erected 1957 by Roberts County Commissioners Hull, Christofferson, Helgeson, Dybdahl and Dickenson. (Marker Number 201.)
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 year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 45° 55.775′ N, 97° 6.197′ W. Marker is near Claire City, South Dakota, in Roberts County. Marker is on 455th Avenue (State Highway 25) 0.4 miles south of 102nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claire City SD 57224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Continental Divide Veblen, South Dakota World War I & II Veterans Memorial (approx. 10 miles away); Sieche Hollow (approx. 13.8 miles away); Scandia (approx. 14 miles away).
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