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.
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. Touch for map. Pull off highway and park on asphalt/grass road leading to St. Agnes Fairview cemetery's gated entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Vermillion SD 57069, United States of America.
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); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 5½ miles away); Mulberry Bend Scenic Overlook (approx. 7.2 miles away in Nebraska); a different marker also named The Great Missouri River (approx. 7.2 miles away Lewis and Clark Visit Spirit Mound (approx. 7.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark Were Here...and Here... (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.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 873 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.