Contributed by: filbert Saturday, March 05 2005 @ 09:27 AM CST
When the railroad came through in 1879, Medary was bypassed to the north by about 4 miles south. The town didn't immediately pick up and move to the railhead at Brookings, but over the years dwindled away.
Today, the southern edge of Brookings is now within a mile or two of the old Medary town site. Medary Avenue in Brookings runs north and south, and bisects the South Dakota State University campus. Medary Commons is on the SDSU campus[*2] , and Medary Elementary School[*3] is just off Medary Avenue.