Newspapers of Hanson County, 1885
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Compiled by O. H. Holt
Hanson county is situated in the third tier of counties north from the Missouri river, in the valley of the Dakota river. It coutains twelve congressional towns, or 230,400 acres.
The surface is generally undulating and gently rolling prairie, and, although containing no high hills or steep declivities, is sufficiently drained. The county is well watered by the James or Dakota river, which flows through the southwestern part, and its numerous tributaries, among which are Rock, Chalkstone and Pierre creeks.
The Sioux Falls quartzite is found along the river, and is of great value for building and paving purposes.
The soil is a sandy loam and is unsurpassed in fertility, all the cereals, fruits and vegetables, producing abundantly.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway traverses the county in a northwesterly direction.
Alexandria, the county seat, is a prosperous town of about 400 inhabitants. It is situated in the central part of the county, on the railroad. Clurches and schools flourish, and a court house, bank, good hotels, and various branches of mercantile trade are located here.
Emery and Rockport are thriving towns.
HANSON COUNTY Newspapers
Hanson County Advocate, Rep ... Alexandria