Gregory County, South Dakota

County History



History of South Dakota, Volume 1
by Doane Robinson
B. F. Bowen & Co., Publishers
transcribed by Vicki Hartman

Gregory county was created by the first legislature of 1862 and was named for J. Shaw Gregory, a member of that body, who resided at Fort Randall and was a trader in the employ of Captain Todd. Its present boundaries were defined by the legislature of 1897 and it was organized in 1893. A trading station was located at Handy's Point at a verv early date. Bonesteel and Fairfax are the chief towns. It is a good agricultural and stock country. The Northwestern Railway built into the section in 1902. Its area is 1,004 square miles and its population at the last census was 2,211.



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