The City of Brandon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 35.340 W 096° 34.232
14T E 696122 N 4829093
Quick Description: The town of Brandon was surveyed in 1859 and early 1860.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/6/2006 10:08:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMEBQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952
Views: 33

Long Description:
Brandon was founded by a railroad company to serve incoming settlers. Brandon is one of the first townships due to its proximity to Sioux Falls. Nels Graf built the first house in the township in 1873. The depot was the first building built and the post office was built later in 1878. The Norweigan Lutheran Church was built in 1883 and the first school in 1885. The schoolhouse was made of sod and cost 9$. It was located near the present site of Corson.
For more information please read the sign included in the pictures and also read this: (visit link)
Marker Name: The City of Brandon

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
July tragedy Split Rock Creek takes lives.


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