Fort Sisseton

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Fort Sisseton
Fort Sisseton officer quarters from E 1.jpg
Officers' quarters, photographed 2017
Fort Sisseton is located in South Dakota
Fort Sisseton
Fort Sisseton is located in the United States
Fort Sisseton
Nearest cityBritton, South Dakota
Coordinates45°39′28″N 97°31′50″W / 45.65778°N 97.53056°W / 45.65778; -97.53056Coordinates: 45°39′28″N 97°31′50″W / 45.65778°N 97.53056°W / 45.65778; -97.53056
Area35 acres (14 ha)
NRHP reference #73001745[1]
Added to NRHPMay 10, 1973

Fort Sisseton near Britton, South Dakota was established in 1864. As Fort Sisseton Historic State Park, it was designated as a State Historical Park in 1959.[2] Fort Sisseton is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[1]

It has 14 of its original buildings remaining.[2]

The fort with 35 acres (14 ha) was listed on the National Register in 1973. The listing included 15 contributing buildings and 9 contributing sites.[1][3] Fort Sisseton State Park has a festival the first weekend of June each year with entertainment and reenacting of fort activities. It was used by the United States Army from 1864 to 1889 as an outpost inhabited by cavalry and infantry soldiers. Fort Sisseton was originally named Fort Wadsworth and had the goal of keeping tabs on the nearby Lake Traverse Reservation.

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Thune, John R. "Fort Sisseton". Local Legacies. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  3. ^ "Fort Sisseton Historic State Park". State of South Dakota. Retrieved 2012-07-25.

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