3/4 Mile EastLake County was started October, 1873 when Herman N. Luce and John T. Hare, the first qualified County Commissioners, met at the cabin of William Lee near the site of old Madison, to organize. William Van Eps platted the old town of Madison June 1874 and in the fall of 1874 the County Seat was located there by election. Old Madison was County Seat until the railroad came to the present site of Madison in 1880. The safe and county records were secretly moved at night, changing the County Seat to New Madison without an election. William Lee was the first postmaster, appointed in March 1874.
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|Placed By||Lake County Historical Society and State Highway Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 654859 N 4869706|
|Decimal Degrees||43.96418333, -97.06963333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 57.851', W 97° 4.178'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 57' 51.06" N, 97° 4' 10.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Co Hwy 29, Madison SD 57042, US|
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