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Kingsbury County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 5,148. Its county seat is De Smet. The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1880. It was named for two brothers, George W. and T. A. Kingsbury of the prominent Kingsbury family, who were prominently involved in the affairs of Dakota Territory (which, at that time, the county was located in) and members of several Territorial Legislatures.
Kingsbury is named for territorial legislators and brothers George W. Kingsbury and T.A. Kingsbury.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Kingsbury, which is located in the east central part of the state was created from Hanson County in 1873. The county
seat is De Smet. The population of Kingsbury County, in 2000, was 5815.
Kingsbury County was named after two brothers, George W. and T. A. Kingsbury, who were prominent in the affairs of the territory and members of several territorial legislatures. In December, 1879, Governor Howard, territorial Governor for Dakota, appointed county Commissioners. After a bitter struggle between DeSmet and Lake Preston, the voters chose De Smet as the county seat.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,237 km2), of which, 838
square miles (2,171 km2) of it is land and 25 square miles (66 km2) of it (2.93%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: