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Aurora County, South Dakota

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Overview

Aurora County, named for Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, was created by the Dakota Territory on 1 October 1879. It was organized on 29 August 1881, when three county commissioners were appointed. The county had been established from the combination of former counties Cragin and Wetmore, which had both been formed in 1873. The three county commissioners met on 29 August 1881, and named Plankinton the county seat, an act which was ratified by voters in November 1882. The northern portion of Aurora County was partitioned off on April 17, 1883, and established as Jerauld County.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Aurora Center
  • Plankinton (County Seat)
  • Stickney
  • Storla
  • White Lake

Links

Wikipedia

The Hofmeister House

Patten Consolidated School

The Raesly House

The Van Dyke Hotel

Underwood UMC