Elk Point

Elk Point


Elk Point, SD 57025
www.elkpoint.org
605-356-2043

A marker in downtown Elk Point relays the story of the first election held by U.S. citizens west of the Mississippi. Following the death of Sgt. Charles Floyd, the captains needed a replacement. A vote was held on Aug. 22, 1804. On that day, members of the expedition selected Patrick Gass to replace Sgt. Charles Floyd, who had died two days earlier.  For more information call 605-356-2043 or visit www.elkpoint.org