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Redfield
Spink County, South Dakota

ZipCodes
57469

Motto
Pheasant Capital of the World



Page Contents for Redfield, South Dakota

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The South Dakota state capital is Pierre.
The population of Redfield is approximately 2,897 1998, 2333 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,306 1990, 1057 2010.
The amount of land area in Redfield is 4.64 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.12 sq kilometers.
The distance from Redfield to Washington DC is 1250 miles.
The distance to the South Dakota state capital is 104 miles. (as the crow flies)
Redfield is positioned 44.87 degrees north of the equator and 98.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

at the junction of U.S. Highways 212 and 281 in the east-central part of the state. Aberdeen is about 42 miles away. Sioux Falls is 175 miles.

Here is a map of the city
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History & History Related Items

Redfield's claim as the "Pheasant Capital of the World" dates back to 1908. The first successful stocking of pheasants in South Dakota took place in June, 1908 when H.P. Packard, J. Schalkle and H.A. Hagmann secured three pairs of pheasants from Grants Pass, Oregon. The birds were kept in crates on the Schalkle farm before they were released. L.J. Howard, who at the time was the Spink County Clerk of Courts, went with the three men to Hagmann's Grove, just north of Redfield, to release the birds. The number of pheasants grew steadily over the years and the state game department purchased 48 pairs of birds with privately subscribed funds and released them near Redfield.
The first one-day open season on cock pheasants occurred in Spink County on October 30, 1919. Each person holding a small game license was permitted to kill two cock pheasants. Redfield also has excellent deer, waterfowl and fishing opportunities.

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Attractions

Spink County Veterans Memorial
Located in the Northwest Corner of the Courthouse Lawn, Redfield

Known for its great fishing, Redfield is near many lakes and streams. Redfield Lake is located on Turtle Creek. Mud Lake is six miles south of town and is one of the best fishing spots in the area. Fisher Grove State Park is on the James River about eight miles east of Redfield.

Redfield City Tourism
626 N. Main
Redfield South Dakota 57469
Phone: 605 472-0660
FAX: 605 472-1309
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Redfield City Government

City of Redfield
626 N. Main
Redfield South Dakota 57469
Phone: 605 472-0660
FAX: 605 472-1309 cityhall@redfield-sd.com

Redfield Chamber

Redfield Chamber of Commerce
626 N. Main Street
Redfield SD 57469
Phone: 605 472-0965
Fax: 605 472-1309
Email

Redfield Organizations

Redfield Chamber of Commerce
626 N. Main Street
Redfield SD 57469
Phone: 605 472-0965
Fax: 605 472-1309
Email

Redfield Libraries