Near Summit in Grant County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Roberts County / Grant County
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 Effington,
which at one time included the Southeastern part of Roberts County. This point was on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Flatiron Reservation extending clear down to Lake Kampeska from 1867 to 1892.
Erected 1958 by Roberts County Commissioners Hull, Christofferson, Helgeson, Dybdaul and Dickenson.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 45° 18.394′ N, 97° 0.138′ W. Marker is near Summit, South Dakota, in Grant County. Marker is on U.S. 12, Ύ mile west of 144th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marvin SD 57251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whetstone Valley Rest Area (approx. 6.7 miles away); John Otherday (approx. 11 miles away); Legend of Punished Woman's Lake (approx. 14.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2022. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2022.