Jefferson in Union County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
William Mathers (Willow) Aug. 29, 1861
Desire Chaussee " Jan. 13, 1864
Charles P. Heath " Feb. 6, 1865
Owen F. Stevens " Mar. 26, 1868
Joseph F. Culliman " Oct. 23, 1868
Joseph Dupins (Adelescat) Nov. 17, 1869
Michael Ryan " Jan. 5, 1871
Felix Vincent " Dec. 11, 1871
Edward Walters " Dec. 23, 1872
Changed to Boreman May 26, 1873
Changed to Jefferson Sept. 2, 1873
Michael Ryan, Nov. 30, 1874
Battist Brouillette, March 8, 1886
Peter M. Limoges, April 26, 1886
Michael Ryan, Jr., May 18, 1897
Frederick A. Bechard, Aug. 4, 1908
Eugene E. Brault, Jan. 9, 1914
Aglae Bosse, June 23, 1919
Mrs. Aglae Bosse, Aug. 24, 1921
Harry A. Beavers, June 20, 1937
Mrs. Audrey Ryan, Dec. 31, 1953
Bernard M. Montague, Sept. 30, 1957
Erected 1966 by Eugene P. Kent in honor of his father, pioneer druggist, and mother, Mr. & Mrs. John P. Kent. (Marker Number 399.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 29, 1861.
Location. 42° 36.166′ N, 96° 33.567′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, South Dakota, in Union County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 105) north of Third Street, on the right when traveling south. Located on the U.S. Post Office in Jefferson. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Main St, Jefferson SD 57038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grasshopper Cross (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Church Jefferson (about 400 feet away); First Flour Mill in Dakota (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twelve Mile House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fourteen Mile House (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Grasshopper Cross (approx. 4.7 miles away); From Settlement to State Park (approx. 5.3 miles away in Iowa); Geology Wonders (approx. 5.3 miles away in Iowa). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
More about this marker. Willow was the name of a town close by present-day Jefferson; Adelescat was Jefferson's original name (later changed to Boreman, then Jefferson, as the marker says).
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2022. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2022. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.