Near Spink in Union County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Garryowen, South Dakota
The people of Garryowen supported this parish until the diocese of Sioux Falls closed St. Mary's Church in 1993. We have come here to Garryowen to rest in land that shaped and sanctified our lives. Whether our days were as tender as the first yellow roses of spring or as harsh as Dakota's winter wind, we loved and were loved. Our lives meant something to someone, Share our stories, pray for us on our journey to Resurrection, and until we meet again, may God hold you safely in universal hands of love.
Erected 2007 by The Garryowen Cemetery Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 42° 51.119′ N, 96° 47.274′ W. Marker is near Spink, South Dakota, in Union County. Marker is on State Highway 48, 0.1 miles west of 471st Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Point SD 57025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Homestead Rest Area (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Great Missouri River (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Rural Electric Cooperative (approx. 5 miles away); Bruyer Church (approx. 5½ miles away); Site of First Norwegian Lutheran Church in Dakota Territory (approx. 7.3 miles away); Giants in the Earth Country (approx. 7.3 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Buhrstone (approx. 8.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2016, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2016, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.