McCook County, South Dakota

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McCook County, South Dakota
SalemSD McCookCountyCourthouse.jpg
McCook County Courthouse
Location within South Dakota
Location within South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Founded1873
Named forEdwin Stanton McCook
SeatSalem
Largest citySalem
Area
 • Total577 sq mi (1,494 km2)
 • Land574 sq mi (1,487 km2)
 • Water2.7 sq mi (7 km2), 0.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)5,625
 • Density9.8/sq mi (3.8/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.mccookcountysd.com

McCook County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, 5,618 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Salem.[2] It was created in 1873.[3] It was named for the former governor of the Dakota Territory and Civil War general Edwin Stanton McCook.[4][5]

Communities[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Unincorporated community[change | change source]

  • Unityville

Townships[change | change source]

The county is divided into sixteen townships:

  • Benton
  • Bridgewater
  • Brookfield
  • Canistota
  • Emery
  • Grant
  • Greenland
  • Jefferson
  • Pearl
  • Montrose
  • Union
  • Ramsey
  • Richland
  • Salem
  • Spring Valley
  • Sun Prairie

Other places[change | change source]

  • Laurent - (proposed / abandoned housing development)

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. 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 30, 2015.
  4. Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 997. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  5. Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 162.

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