Milbank Travel Guide

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Milbank Overview

Milbank is a small town of about 3300 (down 9% since 2000) located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and South Dakota Highway 15 in Grant County in northeastern South Dakota close to the border with Minnesota. Milbank was established in 1880 when the Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway came to the area and was named after railroad director Jeremiah Milbank. Milbank is the county seat of Grant County. Grant County was founded in 1873 and was named after president Ulysses S. Grant. The Grant County Courthouse was built in 1915 using the Classical Revival style of architecture and was designed by Charles E. Bell who also designed the South Dakota Capitol Building. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Milbank has a nice historic district with a number of buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. The newspaper office, the theater, and some of the old homes were especially nice. There are six locations in Milbank listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Grant County Historical Museum has a few buildings but is headquartered out of the old Carnegie Library. The library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.