First Convention in Brookings County

First Convention in Brookings County (HM2A44)

Location: Brookings, SD 57006 Brookings County
Buy South Dakota State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 44° 12.618', W 96° 47.238'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Created 1862: Organized 1871: Convention 1877

The County, created on paper in 1862, was organized July 3, 1871 and by 1877, there were
communities at Lake Hendricks, Oakwood, Lake Village and Medary, and all had delegates to
the nominating convention called to order by C.H. Stearns, County Central Chairman at Medary
on October 6. Arthur S. Mitchell of Oakwood was named Chairman; R.W. Crawford, Medary,
Secretary. The credentials committee was Martin Trystad, Medary, J.P. Heggerman, Lake
Hendricks and Byron E. Pay, Oakwood.
They certified Heggerman, Henry Peterson, Peter Ingrebritson, and Julius S. Burlie of Lake
Hendricks; M.N. Trystad, Lars Engleson, Erick Trystad, W. Harvey, H.I. Stearns, Charles
Nicholson and Crawford of Medary; Mitchell and Pay, Oakwood and K.K. Kuel, Ole Olson, and
J.A. Fosvig, Lake Village as delegates.
They then proceeded to name the slate headed by Trystad and Pay as Commissioners; James
Hauxhurst was named for Register of Deeds; Wm. Harvey, Sheriff; H.H. Simmonson, Assessor;
E.P. Smith, Probate Judge; C.H. Stearns, Treasurer; J.A. Foswick, Superitendent; D.M. Dolson,
District Attorney; Ole Bogen, Coroner; Ole D. Peterson, J.L. McMasters, J.C. Beardsley and Ole
Sneve were the justice nominees and Jacob Johnson, Rev. G.S. Codington, for whom that county
was named;

William Miller and Ole K. Olson were to serve them as Constables.
Brookings County had jumped from 163 in 1870 to 4,965 in 1880 and by 1877, a County office
was worth having and hence this first convention
HM NumberHM2A44
Year Placed1960
Placed ByBrookings County Commissioners and State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 676774 N 4897611
Decimal Degrees44.21030000, -96.78730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 12.618', W 96° 47.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 12' 37.08" N, 96° 47' 14.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)605
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21899 471st Ave, Brookings SD 57006, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?