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Corson County, South Dakota

US county information
NameCorson County
StateSouth Dakota
US Area
Total Area2529 sq mi (6550.1 km2)
Land Area2473 sq mi (6405.1 km2)
Water Area56 sq mi (145 km2)
Population4050 (2010)
Density0.7/km2 (1.7/sq mi)
Named forDighton Corson

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Corson County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,050. Its county seat is McIntosh.

It was named for Dighton Corson, a native of Maine, who came to the Black Hills in 1876, and in 1877 began practicing law at Deadwood. He was one of the first attorneys for the Homestake Mine. Elected to the South Dakota Supreme Court in 1889, he served until he retired in 1913.

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