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Lake County South Dakota Historical Markers

 
Old Madison – First County Seat Marker image, Touch for more information
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, March 29, 2016
Old Madison – First County Seat Marker
South Dakota (Lake County), Madison — Old Madison – First County Seat Mile East
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 m93581) HM
South Dakota (Lake County), Ramona — Badus – Pioneer Swiss Colony ½ Mile West – Mile South
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 m93580) HM
South Dakota (Lake County), Ramona — Lake County South Dakota You are about to enter
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
South Dakota (Lake County), Ramona — St. Ann's Catholic Church of Badus
Has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places By the Heritage Service of the United States Department of the Interior Built 1884 — Map (db m93578) HM
South Dakota (Lake County), Winfred — Lake County/Miner County You are about to enter
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 m101262) HM

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