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St. Ann's Catholic Church of Badus
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 44° 08.854 W 097° 08.506
14T E 648613 N 4889941
Quick Description: St. Ann's Catholic Church and cemetery are located 10 miles north and one-half mile west of Madison on Highway 81. St. Ann's parish owes its beginnings to a group of Swiss colonists who first settled in what is now Badus Township in 1878.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 2/12/2007 2:43:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM17JN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 6

Long Description:
Attracted, no doubt, by the pretty little lake which they called Lake Badus for a lake of the same name in the Swiss Alps. The Swiss filed their first claims around the shores of this lake. On July 23, 1884 articles of incorporation for a church were registered at Yankton, the seat of Dakota Territory, at that time.
The present church was built that year and has been of continuous service since that time. Only a small belfrey and a large sacristy were added in later years. The peaceful, picturesque cemetery is located across the road west of the church on the banks of Lake Badus. Pine trees surround the cemetery. An outdoor shrine was erected in l944.
Street address:
NE of Ramona
Rowena, SD USA

County / Borough / Parish: Lake County

Year listed: 1979

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Religion

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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