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Hand County, South Dakota

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

Hand County was named for George A. Hand, territorial secretary. It was created in 1873 by the Dakota territorial legislature. The boundaries were finalized in 1882, the year it was organized.

Adjacent Counties


  • Dale Colony
  • Miller (County Seat)
  • Northwest Hand
  • Polo
  • Ree Heights
  • St. Lawrence
  • Vayland
  • Wessington (part)

Other Townships: Alden, Alpha, Bates, Burdette, Campbell, Carlton, Cedar, Como, Florence, Gilbert, Glendale, Grand, Greenleaf, Hiland, Holden, Hulbert, Linn, Logan, Midland, Miller, Mondamin, Ohio, Ontario, Park, Pearl, Plato, Pleasant Valley, Ree Heights, Riverside, Rockdale, Rose Hill, St. Lawrence, Spring Hill, Spring Lake, Wheaton and York



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