Hughes Coonty, Sooth Dakota

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Hughes Coonty, Sooth Dakota
Hughes County Courthouse.JPG
Hughes County Courthouse in Pierre
Cairt o Sooth Dakota heichlichtin Hughes Coonty
Location in the U.S. state o Sooth Dakota
Cairt o the Unitit States heichlichtin Sooth Dakota
Sooth Dakota's location in the U.S.
Lairgest ceetyPierre
 • Tot801 sq mi (2,075 km2)
 • Laund742 sq mi (1,922 km2)
 • Watter59 sq mi (153 km2), 7.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)17,555
 • Density23/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional destrictAt-large
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5

Hughes Coonty is a coonty locatit in the U.S. state o Sooth Dakota. As o the 2010 census, the population wis 17,022, makkin it the least populous caipital coonty in the naition.[1] Its coonty seat is Pierre,[2] the state caipital. The coonty wis creatit in 1873 an organisit in 1880.[3] It wis namit for Alexander Hughes, a legislator.[4]

Hughes Coonty is pairt o the Pierre, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the U.S. Census Bureau, the coonty haes a total aurie o 801 square miles (2,070 km2), o which 742 square miles (1,920 km2) is laund an 59 square miles (150 km2) (7.4%) is watter.[5]

Major heich-gates[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • US 14.svg U.S. Highway 14
  • US 83.svg U.S. Highway 83
  • SD 34.svg South Dakota Highway 34
  • SD 1804.svg South Dakota Highway 1804

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  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. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 162.
  5. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2015.

Coordinates: 44°23′N 99°59′W / 44.39°N 99.99°W / 44.39; -99.99