Courthouse Memorial

Courthouse Memorial (HM4KJ)

Location: Yankton, SD 57078 Yankton County
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N 42° 52.186', W 97° 23.79'

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The Yankton County Courthouse stood at this site from 1905 to 2003. The handsome three-story building was dedicated Nov. 1, 1905. Speakers at that event estimated it would have "a long life of 25 years." The building far exceeded those expectations and served Yankton County residents for most of a century. Inspections and tests by a team of architects and engineers in 1999 and 2000 revealed several serious flaws in the structural integrity of the courthouse building. A new Yankton County Government Center was built to house county offices and it opened to the public in February 2003. The old courthouse was taken down in June 2003.

The towering flagpole, front steps and three, square stone columns that stood at the entrance remain as a memorial to the historic building. The original courthouse bell is mounted nearby. A portion of original stonework at the northwest corner of the old courthouse site is intact and serves as a bench near the bell. A donation from the Frank and Rose Brady Family assisted in the preservation of the memorial site.
HM NumberHM4KJ
Year Placed2004
Placed ByYankton County Commission, J.C. (Jerry) Bienert, Brian J. Hunhoff, Bruce D. Jensen, Allen R. Sinclair, Wm. R. (Bill) Tamisiea
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 630975 N 4747599
Decimal Degrees42.86976667, -97.39650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 52.186', W 97° 23.79'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 52' 11.16" N, 97° 23' 47.40" W
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Area Code(s)605, 402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 375 W 3rd St, Yankton SD 57078, US
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