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De Smet
Kingsbury County, South Dakota


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The South Dakota state capital is Pierre.
The population of De Smet is approximately 1089 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 555 (1990), 478 (2010).
The amount of land area in De Smet is 2.893 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from De Smet to Washington DC is 1188 miles.
The distance to the South Dakota state capital is 150 miles. (as the crow flies)
De Smet is positioned 44.38 degrees north of the equator and 97.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in east-central South Dakota not far from US Highway 14.
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History & History Related Items

De Smet was named for Father Pierre Jean De Smet, a Jesuit priest known as the "apostle of the Indians."
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The settling of De Smet



Laura Ingalls, of "Little House on the Prairie" fame, lived here in De Smet as a young girl of 12 until after she was married. Several of the books in the series are about her life here in the De Smet area. The final home of "Ma & Pa Ingalls" is here in De Smet. See this page for information about Laura's life in De Smet.

See this Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial site

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant
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