Todd County, South Dakota

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Todd County
St. Charles Borromeo church in St. Francis, South Dakota at the Rosebud Indian Reservation
Map of South Dakota highlighting Todd 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°11′N 100°44′W / 43.18°N 100.73°W / 43.18; -100.73
Country United States
State South Dakota
Named forJohn Blair Smith Todd
SeatNone (de jure)
Winner (de facto)
Largest cityMission
 • Total1,391 sq mi (3,600 km2)
 • Land1,389 sq mi (3,600 km2)
 • Water2.3 sq mi (6 km2)  0.2%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density6.9/sq mi (2.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Winner in neighboring Tripp County serves as it administrative center.

Todd County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, 9,612 people lived there.[2] Todd County does not have its own county seat. Instead, Winner in neighboring Tripp County serves as its administrative center.[3] Its largest city is Mission. It was created in 1909.[1][4]

Origin of the name[change | change source]

The county was named after John Blair Smith Todd, who was a delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives[1] and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 597
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. "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 31, 2015.