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                  Lake County,
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County Seat: Madison
Year Organized: 1873
Square Miles: 563

Badus, Chester, Clarno, Concord, Farmington, Franklin, Herman,
Lake View, Le Roy, Nunda, Orland, Rutland, Summit, Wayne, Wentworth, Winfred

Cities and Towns
* Chester * Franklin * Junius * Madison * Nunda
* Ramona * Wentworth * Winfred

Madison is the largest city and the county seat

Other communities (at some time or another) include:
Battle Creek - Delmage Post Office - Gracevale Hutterite Colony - Henkin
Herman - Prairie Queen - Rutland - Seranac - Wentworth - Winfred

Lake County Map



Brookings County, South Dakota - northeast
Moody County, South Dakota - east
Minnehaha County, South Dakota - southeast
McCook County, South Dakota - southwest
Miner County, South Dakota - west
Kingsbury County, South Dakota - northwest

A Little About Lake County

Courthouse info:
200 East Center
County Courthouse
Madison, SD 57042-2956
Phone: (605) 256-7600





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