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Tea Area Historical Society
Club Background
Members List
Recent and Upcoming Events
Meeting Minutes
Bulletin Board
TAHS Photo Album
Contact Us

"Time for Tea" Centennial book is published!  Hard Cover: $32; Soft Cover $25. Contact officers. 605-368-2492

Money donated to Tea Area High School Scholarship Fund


About 500 attended Smithsonian display.


The initial meeting of the Tea Area Historical Society was held November 16, 1999 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Tea, South Dakota. Luella DeJong organized the meeting and continues to serve as president. Verlyss Jacobson is secretary, Carroll Barnes is treasurer, and Dwight Buus is vice-president.

Mission Statement.
The Tea Area Historical Society's purpose is to study and record its history and development. As part of its mission the Society works to mark and preserve historical buildings and sites. Through its meetings the Society educates its members and the public on the rich heritage of the people and the land.


The town of tea was plotted in 1900 (Lincoln County, South Dakota) and incorporated in 1902. The last census listed the population as 1,742 (864 male, 878 female). The 1980 population was 729.

Links to genealogy sites

The Smithsonian display "Produce for Victory" concluded. Was a big success with many visitors.