Place:Aurora, South Dakota, United States

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Aurora County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,710. Its county seat is Plankinton.

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History

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Aurora County, named for Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, was created by the Dakota Territorial Legislature on February 22, 1879. It was organized in 1881 when three county commissioners were appointed. The county had been established from the combination of Cragin and Wetmore Counties, which had both been formed in 1873. The county commission first met on August 29, 1881, and named Plankinton the county seat, an act which was ratified by voters in November 1882. Aurora County was reduced in size in 1883, when the northern part of the county was established as Jerauld County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1879 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 69
1890 5,045
1900 4,011
1910 6,143
1920 7,246
1930 7,139
1940 5,387
1950 5,020
1960 4,749
1970 4,183
1980 3,628
1990 3,135

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