Bon Homme County South Dakota

Today (2011) Bon Homme County in South Dakota has 5 major towns:

Bon Homme Cemetery Avon, Scotland, Springfield, Tabor, and Tyndall. Tyndall is the county seat. The original community of "Bon Homme" was located on the Missouri River east of where Springfield is located today and south of Tyndall. The communities of Loretta, Kingsburg, Perkins, and Running Water are no longer recognized as towns. You may find remnants of all five (Bon Homme,Loretta, Kingsburg, Perkins, and Running Water) at or near their original locations.

Legally platted in 1862 on land donated by Benton Fraley, the Bon Homme National Cemetery was already in use in 1859. -Bon Homme County History, Herbert Hoover, Ed. (1994) page 10 - Maxine Schuurmans -

Towns in Bon Homme County South Dakota
Avon, South Dakota
Avon South DakotaAvon South Dakota is located on Bon Homme County in South Dakota and is within 20 minutes of the new Standing Bear Bridge over the scenic Missouri River. Avon is between Wagner and Tyndall South Dakota on Highway 50 and is east of Dante.

Scotland, South Dakota
Scotland South Dakota
Scotland South Dakota is located on Hwy 25 about 20 miles from Tyndall (the county seat) and about 32 miles from Yankton, SD. Scotland is in Bon Homme County.

Springfield, South Dakota
Springfield South Dakota
Springfield is located on south central edge of Bon Homme County in South Dakota on the Missouri River. Springfield's location on the Missouri River make it a perfect place for fishing, camping, and hiking.

Tabor, South Dakota
Tabor South DakotaTabor, South Dakota is located in Bon Homme County on Highway 50 and is 18 miles west of Yankton, SD; 11 miles east of Tyndall, SD.

Many of the citizens of Tabor are of southern Bohemia, Czech Republic or Slovakian Decent and celebrate their heritage during Czech Days held on the third weekend in the month of June.

Czech Days 2014

Tyndall, South Dakota
Tyndall is the county seat for Bon Homme County South DakotaTyndall became the county seat for Bon Homme County in 1885 after Tyndall citizens contributed $6,000 to build a Courthouse. The county seat was moved from Bon Homme (the town) mostly because of the railroad. Changes in the Missouri River chanel was also a factor.
Public Libraries in Bon Homme Country
Avon Public Library
116 N. Main Street
Avon, SD 57315
Phone: (605) 286-3760

Evelyn Lang Public Library
605 8th St
Springfield, SD 57062
Phone: NA

Scotland Community Library
711 4th St
Scotland, SD 57059
Phone: (605) 583-2340

Library is open on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings during the winter and in the mornings Mon-Thurs during the summerand has internet access. Tabor Independent Newspaper which was published from 1905 to 1954 on microfilm.
Tabor Public Library
138 N Lidice Avenue
Tabor, SD 57063
Phone: (605) 463-2501
Head Librarian:
Sherry Povondra

Tyndall Public Library
110 W 17th Ave
Tyndall, SD 57066
Phone: (605) 589-3266

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