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South Dakota Counties
South Dakota CountiesThere are 66 counties in the state of South Dakota
Todd County, South Dakota
Todd County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Todd is named for John Blair Smith Todd, the first Congressional Delegate from Dakota Territory.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Todd County was created in 1909 and organized in December of 1981. A Home Rule Charter was signed January 1, 1983. The county was named for John Blair Smith Todd, who was the first delegate to Congress from Dakota Territory. The county contracts with Tripp County for the duties of Auditor, Treasurer and Register of Deeds.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,391 square miles (3,602 kmē), of which,
1,388 square miles (3,595 kmē) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 kmē) of it (0.20%) is water.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
But age, size and colorful names of our counties isn't the only reason to explore counties' role in American history, or the history of county government itself. In fact, the story of county government reflects the larger meanings of American history.
Today's counties are the most flexible, locally responsive and creative governments in the US. They are the most diverse, varying in size, population, geography, and governmental structure. In their politics and policies, they express a 1990's political slogan "Think globally, act locally."