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Near St. Peter in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old Traverse Cemetery

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
1. Old Traverse Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  March, 1856 – Traverse des Sioux and St. Peter organized a cemetery Assoc. purchasing 10 acres. Early Missionaries, pioneer, and Civil War Veterans are buried here.

Rev. T. C. Williamson, first Missionary in this area and Rev. Stephen Riggs translated the Bible, hymnals, and text books to the Sioux Language. Rev. Williamson after the Sioux uprising walked to Mankato every week to preach to the Indians in prison. Many later became missionaries to their own people.

Nicollet County Bicentennial Commission

 
Erected 1976 by Nicollet County Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 44° 22.056′ N, 93° 58.744′ W. Marker is near St. Peter, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker is on
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By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
2. Old Traverse Cemetery Marker
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County Road 20, 1.2 miles north of State Highway 22, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Green Lawn Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Peter MN 56082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A River Crossroad (approx. 1.4 miles away); Treaty of Traverse des Sioux Site (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Old French Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Exploring the River Valley (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fur Trader Louis Provencalle (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Rush for Land (approx. 1.8 miles away); Treaty of Traverse Des Sioux (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Peter.
 
Old Traverse Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
3. Old Traverse Cemetery and Marker
Old Traverse Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
4. Old Traverse Cemetery and Marker
Green Lawn Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
5. Green Lawn Cemetery
Old Traverse Cemetery
Nearby D. A. R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
6. Nearby D. A. R. Marker
Green Lawn · also called Traverse Cemetery · 1856.
Marked by the D. A. R.
Nearby Christian Missionaries Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
7. Nearby Christian Missionaries Marker
Decidated to the early Christian Missionaries to the Dakota Indians · 1834 1879 · Especially to Honor the Pioneers in this Service · Thomas S. Williamson M. D. · Stephen Riggs · Samuel W. Pond · Gideon H. Pond and to the Band of Heroic Men and Women who Organized the Presbyterian Church and Built the Traverse des Sioux Church 1856 1858 · On Chapel 1923 · Marker 1959
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 1, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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