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Hughes County, South Dakota

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Hughes County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 17,765, making it the least populous capital county in the nation, and the twelfth-most populous county in South Dakota.[1] Its county seat is Pierre,[2] the state capital. The county was created in 1880[3] and named for Alexander Hughes, a legislator.[4]

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  1. "QuickFacts: Hughes County, South Dakota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 162.