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Edmunds County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 4,071. Its county seat is
Ipswich. The county was established in 1873 and organized in 1883. It is named for Newton Edmunds, second Governor of Dakota Territory.
Edmunds County is part of the Aberdeen, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Edmunds is named for Governor of Dakota Territory Newton Edmunds.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Edmunds County was created in 1873 and organized in 1883. The county was named for Newton Edmunds, a New Yorker, who became the second Governor of Dakota Territory. The county was organized by a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners appointed by Governor Ordway. The Board voted to locate the county seat at Edmunds. On October 2, 1883 a town was platted and given the name of Ipswich. Lots were sold at auction and at once the moving of disappointed boom towns, Freeport, Edmunds and Georgetown to Ipswich commenced. On November 1, 1883 the Board of County Commissioners met in the one remaining building at Edmunds and voted to move the county seat to Ipswich.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,151 square miles (2,981 km2), of which,
1,146 square miles (2,967 km2) of it is land and 6 square miles (14 km2) of it (0.48%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: