Sheridan ~ 1875 - 1942
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 58.051 W 103° 29.100
13T E 621530 N 4869380
Quick Description: Sheridan, located 1/2 mile NE from this sign is now 30 feet under water.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2007 8:33:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM1NYM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 60

Long Description:
It was named for General Philip Sheridan and founded in 1875 on Cheyenne 0n the Deadwood Trail as Golden, in the belief that fabulous placer gold existed here. Still Indian Country and everybody a trespasser until 1877, Sheridan was named county seat of Pennington County on April 19, and in October of that year Judge Granville G Bennett held first term of Court in Black Hills there. The first gold seekers here came in early July 1875. Andre J Willams got 2$ in his first pan on July 18.
James Redpath was the first postmaster on October 22, 1877 and Ernest Barthold, the last on June 13, 1913. The dam, creating Sheridan Lake, submerged its remains in 1942.
Marker Name: Sheridan 1875 - 1942

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text: Not listed

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.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest South Dakota Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
rosebud55112 visited Sheridan ~ 1875 - 1942 8/20/2013 rosebud55112 visited it
MNSearchers visited Sheridan ~ 1875 - 1942 6/9/2007 MNSearchers visited it
plainsdrifter358 visited Sheridan ~ 1875 - 1942 6/9/2007 plainsdrifter358 visited it

View all visits/logs