Davison County, South Dakota

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Davison County, South Dakota
City Hall, Mitchell SD (8115365404).jpg
Location within South Dakota
Location within South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Founded1874
SeatMitchell
Largest cityMitchell
Area
 • Total437 sq mi (1,132 km2)
 • Land436 sq mi (1,129 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (4 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)19,903
 • Density45/sq mi (17/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.davisoncounty.org

Davison County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, 19,504 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Mitchell.[2] It was founded in 1874.[3] It was named for Henry C. Davison, the first settler in the county.[4]

Davison County is part of the Mitchell, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 101.

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