Dexter Cemetery Historical

Dexter Cemetery Historical (HM1WU9)

Location: Florence, SD 57235 Codington County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 7.387', W 97° 17.817'

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The Dexter Cemetery was started by the early pioneers located in this area in 1899 on land donated by John and Eliza Drake. This was followed by the organization of the United Brethren Church in Christ in 1902 under the supervision of Rev. W.F. Herman.

The church building was constructed in 1906 by donated labor with Rev. Zenos White and Manley Owens as head carpenters.

The Dexter Congregation, which later joined the Methodist Synod, flourished under the guidance of Rev. D.G. Radcliffe (1909-1919 with a large Sunday School led by Evan Thorson and Eliza Drake. Other pastors serving were: Rev. Doolittle, Glenn Phipps, O.T. Hills, and K.E. Earls.

The Dexter Congregation disbanded during the drouth and depression years of the 1930's, and the church building was destroyed by a tornado on June 17th, 1944.

The Dexter Cemetery Association was formed in 1976 to assure the perpetual care of the cemetery.
HM NumberHM1WU9
Placed ByIn Memory of Bert and Mary Drake
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Date Added Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 9:04am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 633938 N 4998038
Decimal Degrees45.12311667, -97.29695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 7.387', W 97° 17.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 7' 23.22" N, 97° 17' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44562-44568 County Rd 2 2/10, Florence SD 57235, US
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