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There are sixty-six counties in the state of South Dakota. Todd County and Oglala Lakota County are the only counties in South Dakota which do not have their own county seats

Campbell County, South Dakota

Campbell County Education, Geography, and History

Campbell County, South Dakota Courthouse

Campbell County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 1,466, making it the fifth-least populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Mound City. The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1884. It is named after Norman B. Campbell, a Dakota Territory legislator in 1873 and son of General Charles T. Campbell.

Etymology - Origin of Campbell County Name

Campbell is named for Newton B. Campbell of Scotland, son of the famous Gen. Charles T. Campbell, "the man whom Lincoln made a brigadier general upon condition that he should die immediately."


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Campbell County History

Campbell County was surveyed in 1883-84 and organized on petition to Governor Ordway in the spring of 1884. The first session of the board of county Commissioners was held at Le Grace in April 1884. All parts of the county were rapidly settled after the establishment of the new town of Mound City in 1884. Mound City, who derived its name from near-by Indian mounds, became the county seat in 1888.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 771 square miles (1,998 km2), of which, 736 square miles (1,906 km2) of it is land and 36 square miles (92 km2) of it (4.61%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Emmons County, North Dakota - north
  • McIntosh County, North Dakota - northeast
  • McPherson County, South Dakota - east
  • Walworth County, South Dakota - south
  • Corson County, South Dakota - west


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