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Beadle County, South Dakota

Beadle County Courthouse, 450 3rd Street SW #201, Huron, SD 57350; Phone: 605-353-8400/

Margaret and Vernon Moxon Kustrin House

Photo: Lustron Steel House of Margaret and Vernon Moxon, circa 1950, located at 1305 McDonald Street, Huron. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Photographed by User:Ammodramus (own work), 2017, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, accessed December, 2022.


Beadle County [†] is located in east-central South Dakota and is referred to as the Home of the "Worlds Largest Pheasant."

Each year thousands of visitors from all over the country come to Beadle County during pheasant hunting season.

Beadle County was created in 1879 and organized in 1880. It was named to honor Brig. General William Henry Harrison Beadle, pioneer, scholar, educator, lawyer, legislator, and soldier.

It is said that Charles Miner was the first permanent settler in the county. He located near the mouth of Pearl Creek in April 1879, made some improvements for the winter, but settled on his claim in the spring of 1880.

† Beadle County South Dakota website, About Us, www.beadlesd.org, accessed December, 2022.


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