South Dakota became the 40th state on November 2, 1889. Pierre is the state capital. There are currently 66 counties each with a courthouse except Shannon County and Todd County.
Click on a county below to learn more:
Shannon County uses the courthouse in Fall River County
Todd County uses the courthouse in Tripp County
Highest Point – Black Elk Peak ( 7,231 feet ) is located in Pennington County
Lowest Point – Big Stone Lake ( 962 feet ) is located in Roberts County
State Capitol – Pierre
Governor Mansion – Pierre