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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Davison County, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Davison County, South Dakota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Davison County, SD (10) Aurora County, SD (4) Douglas County, SD (4) Hanson County, SD (2) Hutchinson County, SD (6) Sanborn County, SD (4)  DavisonCounty(10) Davison County (10)  AuroraCounty(4) Aurora County (4)  DouglasCounty(4) Douglas County (4)  HansonCounty(2) Hanson County (2)  HutchinsonCounty(6) Hutchinson County (6)  SanbornCounty(4) Sanborn County (4)
Mitchell is the county seat for Davison County
Adjacent to Davison County, South Dakota
      Aurora County (4)  
      Douglas County (4)  
      Hanson County (2)  
      Hutchinson County (6)  
      Sanborn County (4)  
 
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1South Dakota, Davison County, Mitchell — 722 — Carl Gunderson:11th Governor of South Dakota
Carl Gunderson was born June 20, 1864 on his family's homestead near Vermillion. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1890. Gunderson farmed in Clay and Aurora counties and was a leader of the Wheat Growers Association. He was also a . . . Map (db m179896) HM
2South Dakota, Davison County, Mitchell — Davison County WWI Memorial Tablet
This tablet erected and this grove dedicated by the Citizens of Mitchell In memory of those of Davison County Who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great World War for Democracy 1917-1919 Howard Barton John Curtis Berry . . . Map (db m180134) WM
3South Dakota, Davison County, Mitchell — Davison County, South Dakota, Veterans Memorial
Davison County Memorial Dedicated to all Veterans All Gave Some Some Gave All Map (db m125794) WM
4South Dakota, Davison County, Mitchell — 360 — Indian Medicine Tree
This tree, regarded as "medicine" by the Indians, a scrawny hackberry, growing out of a rock, near Bois Cache Creek, soon to be lost to rising waters of Oahe Lake, on April 12, 1863 was rescued in a joint enterprise of the S. D. Dept. of History and . . . Map (db m180131) HM
5South Dakota, Davison County, Mitchell — 573 — Junction of Jimtown & Fort Thompson Trails
The site of the junction of two old trails—the "Jimtown" Trail first mail route of the James River Valley and the Fort Thompson Trail much used in the Black Hills Gold Rush. Close to this junction was Firesteel the pioneer settlement and trading . . . Map (db m180135) HM
6South Dakota, Davison County, Mitchell — 615 — Old Mill Stone
Used for many years in White's mill on "Jim" River, 4 miles east of Mitchell, to grind flour for the homesteaders and farmers who hauled their wheat to the "grist" mill In memory of my father John R. White and other pioneers of 1879 . . . Map (db m180133) HM
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7South Dakota, Davison County, Mitchell — 451 — Original Site of New Home Lutheran Church
During the early 1880's, a small group of Swedish settlers left their homeland to come to Dakota Territory where they took up homesteads in this vicinity. On September 15, 1883, after holding services and meetings in their homes, they organized "The . . . Map (db m180277) HM
8South Dakota, Davison County, Mitchell — Oscar Howe & Marilyn Wounded Head
This sculpture depicts a bird atop a person and is meant to show a co-existence of man, animals, and societal or physical environment. Other visual forms that appear bring a message of reconciliation with nature. Oscar Howe, the eminent Yanktonai . . . Map (db m124207) HM
9South Dakota, Davison County, Mitchell — The Corn Palace
This Property has been Placed on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES By the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m125792) HM
10South Dakota, Davison County, Mount Vernon — Union No. 31 Country School
Union No. 31 Country School Education was a priority for the pioneers in this area even before South Dakota became a state. In 1899 settlers erected the Union No. 31 Country School 6 miles south & 1 mile east of Mt. Vernon to replace the small . . . Map (db m174086) HM
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2023