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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lake County, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Lake 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 Lake County, SD (17) Brookings County, SD (29) Kingsbury County, SD (36) McCook County, SD (5) Miner County, SD (3) Minnehaha County, SD (310) Moody County, SD (16)  LakeCounty(17) Lake County (17)  BrookingsCounty(29) Brookings County (29)  KingsburyCounty(36) Kingsbury County (36)  McCookCounty(5) McCook County (5)  MinerCounty(3) Miner County (3)  MinnehahaCounty(310) Minnehaha County (310)  MoodyCounty(16) Moody County (16)
Madison is the county seat for Lake County
Adjacent to Lake County, South Dakota
      Brookings County (29)  
      Kingsbury County (36)  
      McCook County (5)  
      Miner County (3)  
      Minnehaha County (310)  
      Moody County (16)  
 
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1South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — Ash Grove Seventh-Day Adventist Church — Built twelve miles north of Madison, Dakota Territory in 1882
On Center Street south of North Street, on the left when traveling south.
Tread softly, for within the sacred precincts of this simple sanctuary the Holy Spirit moved many of its communicants to significantly serve their God and humanity. With a membership rarely more than thirty, the core of whom were industrious . . . Map (db m205401) HM
2South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — Chapel Car Emmanuel
On West Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling south on West Street.
Beginning in 1893, the "Emmanuel" served as a church on wheels throughout much of the western United States. Only thirteen total chapel cars were built and commissioned: seven Baptist, three Episcopalian, and three Catholic. As communities were . . . Map (db m205394) HM
3South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — Here in April 1857
On Territorial Road, 0.4 miles north of 234th Street (State Highway 236). Reported missing.
Here in April 1857, two Christian Indians, Seahota (Greyfoot) and Makpeyahahoton (Sounding Heavens) braved the wrath of Inkpaduta, a renegade Sioux. He and his band had killed 42 persons at Spirit Lake, Iowa in March and carried off four white women . . . Map (db m205240) HM
4South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — Historic Cabin
On State Park Drive, 0.4 miles west of 234th Street (State Highway 236), on the left when traveling west.
This log structure was constructed in 1871 for the Herman Luce family. One of the three original homesteaders in this area, Herman Luce contributed to the establishment of Lake County. The log structure house many families over the years, and stands . . . Map (db m205234) HM
5South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — 113 — Lake Herman - Historic Points — 1 to 2 Miles South
On Territorial Road just south of U.S. 81, on the right when traveling south. Reported missing.
Lake Herman was the original stopping point on the Indian Trail that led from the pipestone quarries in Minnesota to the Three Rivers of the Sioux, a Sioux sanctuary near Fort Thompson on the Missouri. State Highway No. 34 closely follows this . . . Map (db m180136) HM
6South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — Luce Historic Cabin Restoration Project
On State Park Drive, 0.4 miles west of 234th Street (State Highway 236), on the left when traveling west.
In 2004, Lake Herman State Park received funding from the South Dakota State Historical Society through a Deadwood Fund Grant to restore this structure. Built in 1871, it was originally the home of the Herman Luce family. Through the years it housed . . . Map (db m205238) HM
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7South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — Madison State Normal School The Great War Honor Roll
On North East 6th Street.
The Great War Honor Roll of Madison State Normal School Elmer Davis died in his Country's service Earl Abbott Leonora Anderson Leonard Bargman Wesley M. Beardsley Vernon Beaumont John Bell Paul Brady Joe Brorby Clen . . . Map (db m169857) WM
8South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — 112 — Old Madison – First County Seat — ¾ Mile East
On State Highway 19 at 236th Street, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 19.
Lake County was started October, 1873 when Herman N. Luce and John T. Hare, the first qualified County Commissioners, met at the cabin of William Lee near the site of old Madison, to organize. William Van Eps platted the old town of Madison June . . . Map (db m177441) HM
9South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — Site of Old Madison
On Linden Drive (County Highway 42) 0.7 miles east of State Highway 19, on the right when traveling east.
This was the site of Old Madison, County Seat of Lake County 1874 to 1880Map (db m212011) HM
10South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — The 37-Star Flag
Near State Park Drive, 0.4 miles west of 234th Street (State Highway 236), on the left when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m205237) HM
11South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — Thormodsgaard Log Home
On North Street east of Center Street, on the right when traveling east.
Lars O. and Sonnev Thormodsgaard built this cabin in 1872 near Fairview, SD. Lars immigrated with brothers Ole and Nils from Hallingdal, Norway, in 1866. Sonnev arrived in 1857. Their nine children were Ingeborg, Emma, Ole, Sissalia, Guri, . . . Map (db m205410) HM
12South Dakota, Lake County, Madison — 646 — Wm. H.H. Beadle — Brigadier General — 1838 - 1915 —
On North Egan Avenue.
Soldier Statesman Educator Conservationist Through his leadership twenty million acres of school lands were saved for posterity in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Washington. President of this school 1889 - . . . Map (db m177759) HM
13South Dakota, Lake County, Ramona — 111 — Badus – Pioneer Swiss Colony — ½ Mile West – ¼ Mile South
On U.S. 81 at 223rd Street, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 81.
In 1877 a group of Swiss chose a point on the shore of Lake Badus for a colony. In 1878 Joseph Burkler, his family and some single men, arrived. In 1879 the colony was augmented by 11 other families who came by rail to Luverne, Minnesota and thence . . . Map (db m179686) HM
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14South Dakota, Lake County, Ramona — Lake County South Dakota — You are about to enter
On Route 81 at 220th Street, on the right when traveling south on Route 81.
So named because of its beautiful lakes. It had been the realm of the Dacotah (Sioux) Indians with few white intruders until ceded by the Yankton tribe in 1858. In 1857 the Nobles Trail was built across its NE corner and that year Mrs. Wm. Marble, a . . . Map (db m93576) HM
15South Dakota, Lake County, Ramona — Original Badus Swiss Colony Site
On 453rd Avenue, 0.3 miles south of 223rd Street, on the left when traveling south.
This was the site of the Original Badus Swiss Colony of 1877Map (db m179682) HM
16South Dakota, Lake County, Ramona — St. Ann's Catholic Church of Badus
On 453rd Avenue, 0.3 miles south of 223rd Street, on the left when traveling south.
Has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places By the Heritage Service of the United States Department of the Interior Built 1884Map (db m93578) HM
17South Dakota, Lake County, Winfred — 199 — Lake County / Miner County — You are about to enter
On 233rd St. at 442nd Ave., on the right when traveling west on 233rd St..
Lake County So named because of its beautiful lakes. It had been the realm of the Dacotah (Sioux) Indians with few white intruders until ceded by the Yankton tribe in 1858. In 1857 the Noble's Trail was built across its NE corner and that year . . . Map (db m177453) HM
 
 
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Apr. 1, 2023