Meade County, South Dakota

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Meade County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It was created in 1889 and was named for Fort Meade, which was garrisoned as a United States military post in the area in 1878 and was named for General George Meade. Meade County is the largest county in area in South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 24,253. Its county seat is Sturgis.[1]

Meade County is part of the Rapid City, South Dakota, Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,482 square miles (9,020 km²), of which 3,471 square miles (8,989 km²) is land and 12 square miles (31 km²) (0.34%) is water.


The county is divided into seven townships: Dakota, Eagle, Howard, Lakeside, Smithville, and Upper Red Owl; and three areas of unorganized territory: Belle Fourche-Cheyenne Valleys, North Meade, and Southwest Meade.

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