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Mendota in Dakota County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

General Henry Hastings Sibley

 
 
General Henry Hastings Sibley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 28, 2010
1. General Henry Hastings Sibley Marker
Inscription.  
To the glory of God and in memory of General Henry Hastings Sibley. Born February 20, 1811, died February 18, 1891. A great patriot - soldier - statesman. This historic marker is built of the only remaining stone from the pioneer church erected by General Sibley in 1847 as a place of worship; "for Christians of all denominations." The church stood upon a high hill opposite this site.

Dedication services in Holiness unto the Lord Sunday, June 5, 1955 and Monday, June 6, 1955.

Given by Nathan Hale Chapter Number 178 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution St. Paul, Minnesota
 
Erected 1955 by the Nathan Hale Chapter Number 178, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1866.
 
Location. 44° 53.23′ N, 93° 9.961′ W. Marker is in Mendota, Minnesota, in Dakota County.
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Marker is on 1st Street / Sibley Memorial Highway (State Highway 13) west of D Street, on the right when traveling west. A parking area is located west of the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mendota MN 55150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paper Towns & Other Imaginary Worlds / Frontier Fortunes and Mississippi Mansions (within shouting distance of this marker); A Great River's Road / Mendota, the Meeting Place (within shouting distance of this marker); "Where the Waters Meet" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Faribault House (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Faribault House (about 300 feet away); The First Stone House (about 300 feet away); Mendota / Sibley House Association (about 300 feet away); Henry Sibley and Old Mendota (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mendota.
 
Also see . . .  Minnesota Department of Transportation. Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory. "The limestone used to construct the marker was obtained from the remains of a non-denominational pioneer church that Henry Sibley constructed on a hill across from this site. The limestone was probably quarried locally, perhaps from the same quarry where the stone for the Sibley House was obtained. The limestone in this marker may therefore have been some of the first quarried in Minnesota." (Submitted on November 5, 2010.)
General Henry Hastings Sibley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 28, 2010
2. General Henry Hastings Sibley Marker
 
 
Additional keywords. Sibley Pioneer Church Monument
 
General Henry Hastings Sibley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 27, 2010
3. General Henry Hastings Sibley Marker
General Henry Hastings Sibley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 28, 2010
4. General Henry Hastings Sibley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,225 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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