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Jefferson in Union County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Twelve Mile House

 
 
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1. Twelve Mile House Marker
Inscription.  Was a road house twelve miles from Sioux City run by Desiree Chausee. It was a log building right here. It was also the site of Willow's Post Office. Postmasters were William Mathers, 19 August 1861; Desire Chausee in 1864; Charles Heath in 1865 and finally became Adelescat, Joseph Dupins, P. M. November 19, 1869. In its day quite a famous stopping point for stages, ox teams and travelers.
 
Erected 1966 by Calanthe LaBreche and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 398.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 19, 1861.
 
Location. 42° 35.943′ N, 96° 33.315′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, South Dakota, in Union County. Marker is on State Highway 105, 0.1 miles south of First Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson SD 57038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Postmasters Jefferson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grasshopper Cross (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Twelve Mile House Marker, from the northwest image. Click for full size.
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2. Twelve Mile House Marker, from the northwest
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St. Peter's Church Jefferson (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Flour Mill in Dakota (approx. half a mile away); Fourteen Mile House (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named Grasshopper Cross (approx. 5 miles away); From Settlement to State Park (approx. 5 miles away in Iowa); Geology Wonders (approx. 5 miles away in Iowa). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
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3. Twelve Mile House & Marker
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4. Twelve Mile House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2022. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2022. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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