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Buffalo County, South Dakota

County History

1885 Article


Dakota 1885
Compiled by O. H. Holt


This county lies on the Missouri river, in the southern part of Dakota. It is well watered by the Crow. Box Elder, Elm, Campbell and Soldiers creeks. The water drains in a southerly direction to Crow creek, and thence into the Missouri. There is a plentiful supply or timber on the bottom lands of the river, and adjacent to the several creeks.
Buffalo county is largely included in the Crow Creek Sioux Indian Reservation, the agency for which Is located at Crow creek, or Fort Thompson.
The soil generally is a rich, black loam, with a subsoil of yellowish clayey marl. The three northeastern townships, however, form an exception to this rule, being rough, broken by ravines snd somewhat stony.
Commissioners have just been appointed for the organisation of this county.



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