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Clay County, South Dakota

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  • George Prescott Scott (1921 - 2002)
    ScottVERMILLION — George P. Scott, 80, Vermillion, died Sunday (April 14, 2002) at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. Cre...

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Clay County, South Dakota.

In Autumn 1859, Ahira A. Partridge (who would become the first elected sheriff of the county) crossed the Missouri river into the Dakota territory, and became the first white man to settle, on 160 acres of land that now underlies Vermillion. In 1862 the county was formally organized. The Clay County Courthouse was built in 1912.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Alsen (part)
  • Bethel
  • Burbank
  • Dalesburg
  • Fairview
  • Garfield
  • Glenwood
  • Greenfield
  • Hub City
  • Irene (part)
  • Meckling
  • Norway
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Prairie Center
  • Riverside
  • Spirit Mound
  • Star
  • Vermillion (County Seat)
  • Wakonda
  • Westreville



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