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Hwy. 212 and 281
Redfield, SD 57469

Category:  Historical Sites

Located 3 miles north of Redfield from the Jct. of Hwy. 212 and 281, then 1.5 miles east

The first school in Spink County was located on a one-acre plot. The schoolhouse was built in the spring of 1880 with lumber hauled 70 miles from Watertown. The school was then used for nearly 50 years before being replaced with a larger building. The original schoolhouse was moved to a site on Hwy. 281 and used as a meeting hall until its demolition in 1975.

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Redfield College 1885-1932

Redfield College was begun in 1885 by the pastor and congregation of the German Evangelical Congregational Church. It continued until 1932 when it merged with Yankton College.