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Todd County

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The Cities and communities of Todd County, South Dakota *


Hidden Timber

Lakeview, Littleburg


Okreek, Olsonville



Spring Creek, Soldier Creek, Spring Creek, St Francis

Two Strike

White Horse


*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Todd County, South Dakota

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Todd County does not have a county seat. Administrative tasks are performed by Winner in Tripp County to the east.

County Courthouse (located in Tripp County)

200 East Third Street
County Courthouse
Winner, SD 57580-1841
Phone: (605) 842-1700

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1910 - 2,164
1920 - 2,784
1930 - 5,898
1940 - 5,714
1950 - 4,758
1960 - 4,661
1970 - 6,606
1980 - 7,328
1990 - 8,352
2000 - 9,050
2005 - 9,882
2007 - 10,157

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 2,766

Median age:
2000 - 21.7 years

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Todd County is located in south-central South Dakota adjacent to the Nebraska border. It is contained completely within the Rosebud Indian Reservation. There are five counties in the state that are completely within an Indian reservation.

Neighboring Counties:

North - Mellette County
East - Tripp County
South - Cherry County, Nebraska
West - Bennett County

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Current weather page for Todd County

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $20,035
2007 - $24,388

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $7,714
2007 - $15,890

Median house or condo value:
2000 - $29,400
2007 - $50,041

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The county was named for John Blair Smith Todd who was one of the delegates from the Dakota Territory to the US House of Representatives. He was also a general in the Union Army in the Civil War. The county was founded in 1909, but remained unorganized until 1981. In 1983, it began home rule charter government. Even today, neighboring Tripp County performs the tasks of Auditor, Treasurer and Registrar of Deeds.

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Total area: 1,391 square miles
Total land area: 1,388 square miles
Total water area: 3 square miles

Todd County mountain peaks and summits

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Todd County GenWeb
Linkpendium genealogy page for Todd County
The Political Graveyard for Todd County

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Sinte Gleska University Library
Highway 18 East,
Main Campus
Mission, SD 57555

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Todd County School District

PO Box 87
Mission SD 57555
Phone: 605-856-3502

Sinte Gleska University
101 Antelope Lake Circle
P.O. Box 105
Mission, South Dakota 57555
Phone: 605-856-8100

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The main sector of the county economy remains cattle ranching and farming. The second largest employer is the Tribe. Education also remains an important part of the local economy with schools and colleges employing many people in the area.

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Organizations & Groups

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
11 Legion Ave.
Rosebud, SD 57570
Phone: (605)747-2381

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Attractions & Other Information

Rosebud Fair and Rodeo held each year the fourth weekend of August.

Native Discovery Tours
explore the Rosebud reservation and several others in the state

Oyate Trail - South Dakota

Rosebud Sioux Reservation
headquartered in Rosebud.

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