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Minnehaha County, South Dakota

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

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The county was created in 1862 and organized in 1868. Its name was derived from the Sioux word Mnihaha, meaning "rapid water," or "waterfall" (often incorrectly translated as "laughing water").

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Baltic
  • Brandon
  • Colton
  • Crooks
  • Dell Rapids
  • East Sioux Falls
  • Eminija
  • Garrretson
  • Hartford
  • Humboldt
  • Sherman
  • Sioux Falls (County Seat)
  • South Sioux Falls
  • Valley Springs
  • West Sioux Falls
  • Wingert

Other Townships & Communities: Anderson, Andy's Acres, Benclare, Benton, Booge, Buffalo, Burk, Clear Lake, Corson, Edison, Ellis, Grand Meadow, Hartford, Highland, Huntimer, Logan, Lyons, Mapleton, Meadow View Addition, Midway, Morefield, Palisade, Pine Lakes Addition, Red Rock, Renner, Renner Corner, Rowena, Split Rock, Sverdrup, Taopi, Wall Lake, Wayne and Wellington



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places