Near Vermillion in Clay County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Erected 1966 by Marquette Assembly, Knights of Columbus, Sioux Falls and South Dakota Highway Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 47.194′ N, 96° 50.979′ W. Marker is near Vermillion, South Dakota, in Clay County. Marker is on State Highway 50 3 miles west of Interstate 29, on the right when traveling west. Pull off highway and park on asphalt/grass road leading to St. Agnes Fairview cemetery's gated entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vermillion SD 57069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Rural Electric Cooperative (approx. 1.1 miles away); Homestead Rest Area (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Great Missouri River (approx. 3.2 miles away); The First Baptist Church, Vermillion, South Dakota (approx. 4.1 miles away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); a different marker also named The Great Missouri RiverMulberry Bend Scenic Overlook (approx. 7.2 miles away in Nebraska); Lewis and Clark Visit Spirit Mound (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vermillion.
Regarding Bruyer Church. The "new and commodious frame church" described is no longer evident in the farmed field on the south side of the road (see photo). One of the street photos on Google Earth shows the southeast corner of the current cemetery where the original log church was situated, but remnants were not readily evident. The cemetery though is clearly evident and sporadically placed stones are placed throughout a sparse grove of trees.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 951 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.