Town of Hartford
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 37.391 W 096° 56.753
14T E 665727 N 4832072
Quick Description: In 1878 when Hartford was first established, it was named after the first pioneer I.A. Oaks.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2006 9:21:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMH9C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Milbank
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Long Description:
1861: The Territory of Dakota was organized.
1862: County of Minnehaha established.
1867: The boundary lines of Hartford Township were surveyed and subdivided.
1879: Railroad extended and depot established.
1879: Two passengers traveling on train, from Hartford, Connecticut, rename "Hartford" depot.
1881: Railroad Company files a plat of eight blocks and settlement takes form of a village. A post office is established and A.F. Oaks is postmaster, succeeded by John Mundt. Stores, hotels, grain warehouses, and businesses began.
1896: The citizens of the village of Hartford petition the County Commissioners for an election to be incorporated as the "Town of Hartford". The election was held and the town was incorporated August 1, 1896. The town was divided into three districts and trustees were elected.
Marker Name: Town of Hartford

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
Minnehaha County Historical Society Marker

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