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Hutchinson County, South Dakota

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

The county was created in 1862 and organized in 1871. It was named for John Hutchinson, first territorial secretary.

Hutchinson County is the most heavily Mennonite-populated county of South Dakota. German-speaking Mennonites from Russia settled in the county beginning in 1874 until the early 1880s. South Dakota has the nation's largest population of Hutterites, a communal Anabaptist group that emigrated also from Russia during the same period as the Mennonites, with whom they share the Anabaptist faith. Hutterites live in communities each of about 150 people. Wolf Creek Colony is in Hutchinson County, where the Wolf meets the James River. This colony is west of Freeman and north of Olivet and Menno.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Clayton
  • Dimock
  • Freeman
  • Kaylor
  • Lake Tripp
  • Menno
  • Milltown
  • Olivet (County Seat)
  • Parkston
  • Wolf Creek

Other Townships: Capital, Clayton, Cross Plains, Fair, Foster, German, Grandview, Kassel, Kaylor, Kulm, Liberty, Mittown, Molan, Oak Hollow, Pleasant, Sharon, Silver Lake, Starr, Susquehanna, Sweet, Valley, Wittenberg and Wolf Creek



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