Ft. Brule Historical Marker – rural Richland, SD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 42° 45.710 W 096° 40.428
14T E 690339 N 4736991
Quick Description: A granite marker stands by the side of the road to mark the site of historical Fort Brule.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2011 5:50:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMB61W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 7

Long Description:
A granite marker stands inside a small fence by the side of the road to mark the site of historical Fort Brule. An etching at the top of the stone shows a simple picture of the log fort; beneath it are these words:

“This granite block, erected by the Old Settlers Association of Union County South Dakota, marks the site of Fort Brule. Built in 1862 by soldiers and settlers as a protection against renegade and hostile Indians. Abandoned in 1868. Dismantled in 1873.”


Beside the marker is a wooden sign which draws attention to the monument. It says: “Ft. Brule Monument. Constructed in the late 1930’s by Union County Old Settlers Association. Renovated in 1995 by Union County Historical Association.”

A small parking area is available. The marker can be found on the north side of Hwy. 50 near the tiny community of Richland.
Marker Name: Ft. Brule

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
same as above


Visit Instructions:
A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site'. If you do not post a photo your log will be deleted.
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stlee visited Ft. Brule Historical Marker – rural Richland, SD 12/3/2011 stlee visited it