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Mellette County, South Dakota

US county information
NameMellette County
StateSouth Dakota
SeatWhite River
Largest cityWhite River
US Area
Total Area1310 sq mi (3392.9 km2)
Land Area1306 sq mi (3382.5 km2)
Water Area3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Population2048 (2010)
Density0.4/km2 (1/sq mi)
Named forArthur C. Mellette
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Mellette County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,048. It's county seat is White River. The county was named after Arthur C. Mellette (June 25, 1842 May 25, 1896) who was the last Governor of the Dakota Territory and was the first Governor of the state of South Dakota.


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