Corson County, South Dakota

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Corson County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 4,181. Its county seat is McIntosh.[1] It was named for Dighton Corson, a native of Maine, who came to the Black Hills in 1876, and in 1877 began practicing law at Deadwood. He was one of the first attorneys for the Homestake Mine, and was elected to the South Dakota Supreme Court in 1889 and served there until he retired in 1913.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,529 square miles (6,550.1 km2), of which 2,473 square miles (6,405.0 km2) is land and 56 square miles (145.0 km2) (2.23%) is water. The entire county lies within the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.


The county is divided into eleven townships: Custer, Delaney, Lake, Mission, Pleasant Ridge, Prairie View, Ridgeland, Rolling Green, Sherman, Wakpala, and Watauga; and four areas of unorganized territory: Central Corson, Lemmon No. 2, Northeast Corson, and West Corson.

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