Fall River County Education, Geography, and History
Fall River County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 7,094. Its county seat is
Hot Springs. The county was founded in 1883. It is named for Fall River which runs through it.
Fall River County organized as a county in Dakota Territory in November 1883 and Hot Springs was chosen as the county
seat. The county was once known as Forsythe County.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,749 square miles (4,530 km2), of which,
1,740 square miles (4,506 km2) of it is land and 9 square miles (24 km2) of it (0.53%) is water.