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Grant County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 7,356. The county seat is Milbank. The county was founded in 1873 and organized in 1878. It is named for Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States.
Grant is named for American Civil War general and US President Ulysses S. Grant.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Grant County as organized in 1878; however, no business was ever transacted, no elections held, as required by law, and the organization appeared to have gone by default. The county was attached to Deuel County for judiciary purposes. In June, 1878, a new petition was presented to the Governor asking for organization. The first county Commissioners board meeting was held June 17, 1878 and the county seat temporarily located at Inkpa City. Soon after the town of Milbank was erected action was started to make it the county seat. An election was held in November 1881 between 3 different towns. Milbank claimed to have won. The matter went to court and Milbank was named the county seat.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 688
square miles (1,782 km2), of which, 683 square miles (1,768 km2) of it is
land and 5 square miles (14 km2) of it (0.78%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: