Potter County, South Dakota

county in South Dakota, United States

Potter County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2020 census, 2,472 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Gettysburg.[2] It was created in 1875.[3]

Potter County
Potter County Courthouse in July 2013
Potter County Courthouse in July 2013
Map of South Dakota highlighting Potter County
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 45°04′N 99°57′W / 45.06°N 99.95°W / 45.06; -99.95
Country United States
State South Dakota
Founded1873 (created)
1883 (organized)
Named forJoel A. Potter
Largest cityGettysburg
 • Total899 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Land861 sq mi (2,230 km2)
 • Water38 sq mi (100 km2)  4.2%
 • Total2,472
 • Density2.7/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Potter County, South Dakota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2015.