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Todd County, South Dakota

Todd County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Winner
Year Organized: 1909
Square Miles: 1,388
Court House:

200 East Third Street
County Courthouse
Winner, SD 57580-1841

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Todd is named for John Blair Smith Todd, the first Congressional Delegate from Dakota Territory.


County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

County History

Todd County was created in 1909 and organized in December of 1981. A Home Rule Charter was signed January 1, 1983. The county was named for John Blair Smith Todd, who was the first delegate to Congress from Dakota Territory. The county contracts with Tripp County for the duties of Auditor, Treasurer and Register of Deeds.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,391 square miles (3,602 kmē), of which, 1,388 square miles (3,595 kmē) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 kmē) of it (0.20%) is water.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Mellette County, South Dakota - north
  • Tripp County, South Dakota - east
  • Cherry County, Nebraska - south
  • Bennett County, South Dakota - west

Cities and Towns:

- Mission city Incorporated Area
- Rosebud township
- Spring Creek township
- St. Francis town Incorporated Area

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