Fall River County, South Dakota

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Fall River County
Battle Mountain Sanitarium in Hot Springs.
Battle Mountain Sanitarium in Hot Springs.
Map of South Dakota highlighting Fall River County
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 43°15′N 103°31′W / 43.25°N 103.52°W / 43.25; -103.52
Country United States
State South Dakota
FoundedApril 3, 1883
Named forFall River
SeatHot Springs
Largest cityHot Springs
 • Total1,749 sq mi (4,530 km2)
 • Land1,740 sq mi (4,500 km2)
 • Water9.2 sq mi (24 km2)  0.5%
 • Total6,973
 • Density4.0/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large

Fall River County is a county located in the southwest corner of the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2020 census, 6,973 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Hot Springs. The county was created in 1883.[2] It is named for Fall River which runs through it.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Fall River County, South Dakota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 123.