Perkins County, South Dakota

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Perkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 3,363. Its county seat is Bison.[2] It is, in area, the second largest county in South Dakota, its size being exceeded only by Meade County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,891 square miles (7,487 km²), of which 2,872 square miles (7,437 km²) is land and 19 square miles (49 km²) (0.66%) is water.

Shadehill Reservoir, a large impoundment on the Grand River, is located in Perkins County.


The county is divided into forty-nine townships: Ada, Anderson, Antelope, Barrett, Beck, Bison, Brushy, Burdick, Cash, Castle Butte, Chance, Chaudoin, Clark, De Witt, Duell, Englewood, Flat Creek, Foster, Fredlund, Glendo, Grand River, Hall, Highland, Horse Creek, Liberty, Lincoln, Lodgepole, Lone Tree, Maltby, Marshfield, Martin, Meadow, Moreau, Plateau, Rainbow, Rockford, Scotch Cap, Sidney, Strool, Trail, Vail, Vickers, Viking, Vrooman, Wells, White Butte, White Hill, Wilson, and Wyandotte; and eight areas of unorganized territory: Duck Creek, East Perkins, Independence, Pleasant Valley, South Perkins, Southwest Perkins, West Central Perkins, and West Perkins.

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