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Beadle County, South Dakota

57350, 57399

Home of the World's Largest Pheasant

Page Contents for Huron, South Dakota

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The South Dakota state capital is Pierre.
The population of Huron is approximately 11,281 (2009), 12592 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,872 (2000), 5418 (2010).
The amount of land area in Huron is 21.3 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Huron is 8.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.3 sq kilometers.
The distance from Huron to Washington DC is 1223 miles.
The distance to the South Dakota state capital is 114 miles. (as the crow flies)
Huron is positioned 44.36 degrees north of the equator and 98.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Huron elevation is 1,280 feet above sea level.
Huron per capita income is $ 24,551 (2008).
Huron median income is $ 35,222 (2008).
The Huron median home price is $ 92,689 (2008).
Huron average annual rainfall is 19 inches per year
Huron average annual snowfall is 39 inches per year.
Huron average temperature is 43.4 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 20 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72 degrees F.


in eastern South Dakota at the junction of US Hwy 14 and SD Hwy 37 about 93 miles from Sioux Falls. Other nearby communities include: Cavour, Broadland, Virgil, Yale, Wolsey, Alpena, Iroquois and Hitchcock.

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moderate with comfortable summers and cold winters. There are an average of 60 days each year that are below freezing and just 28 days where the temperature is over 90 degrees. The highest recorded temperature here was 109 degrees with the lowest ever recorded at -25 degrees.
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History & History Related Items

Huron came to be because of the railroad in the 1880s. The Chicago and Northwestern Railway made the west bank of the James River as its division headquarters.

Huron was named for the local Huron Indians. It is unclear who decided on the name, but most feel it was someone in the Chicago and Northwestern Railway offices in Chicago. The town was platted in 1880 with the first town government formed in 1881. Huron was incorporated as a city in 1883. Early on, Huron competed for the honor of being capital of the state with the designation going to Pierre instead in 1904. The State Fair is held in Huron each year.

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Hubert Humphrey - the democratic nominee for President in 1968 and Vice President under Lyndon B. Johnson. His wife, Muriel Humphrey, was born in Huron. He moved to Huron to help his parents run the family drugstore from 1930 to 1937. He returned to school in 1937 to earn a degree in Political Science. He married Muriel in 1936. They had four children. He first ran for public office in 1943 for Mayor of Minneapolis, but lost even though he had 47% of the vote. In 1948 he was elected a US Senator and served for many years. He ran for US President twice before being elected as Vice President in 1964.He died on 13 January 1978 from cancer.

Cheryl Ladd - A singer and actress who starred in the original Charlie's Angels Movie. She was born and raised in Huron before going on to Hollywood! She was born to Marion and Dolores Stoppelmoor. She married David Ladd and took his name for her acting career.

Home of the world's largest pheasant - This bird is located on Highway 14 East and is 28 feet tall and 22 tons! It is made of fiberglass and steel. It is over 40 feet long from beak to tail! Read the story here.

Home of the first elected woman U.S. Senator, Gladys Pyle. She was born in Huron on 4 October 1890

Huron hosts the annual South Dakota State Fair each year six days before Labor Day.

See photos of Photos of Huron, including the World's Largest Pheasant.

Huron abounds in outdoor recreation with the James River at hand for fishing, boating and fun. Lake Byron is just 15 miles northeast of Huron and Ravine Lake, right in town, is great for fishing. Dakotaland Museum
West 3rd St. on the State Fairgrounds
Huron, SD
Phone: 605-352-4626 Opened in 1960 as a Pioneer Museum, this museum is dedicated to the heritage of Huron and Beadle Counties.

The Pyle House Museum
376 Idaho Ave SE
Huron, SD
Phone: 605-352-2528
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Huron City Government

City of Huron
239 Wisconsin Ave SW
P.O. Box 1369
Huron, SD 57350
Phone: 605-353-8502

Huron has a commisioner form of city government. There is a mayor and four commissioners. Each is elected at large for a three year term. Huron is the county seat of Beadle County.

Huron Chamber

Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau
1725 Dakota Ave South
Huron, SD 57350
Phone: 605-352-0000
Toll-free: 800-487-6673

Huron Community News

The Plainsman - E Edition
49 Third St. SE
P.O. Box 1278
Huron, SD 57350
Phone: 605-352-6401

Huron Organizations

Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau
1725 Dakota Ave South
Huron, SD 57350
Phone: 605-352-0000
Toll-free: 800-487-6673

Huron Libraries

Huron Public Library
521 Dakota Ave S
Huron, SD 57350
Phone: 605-353-8530

Huron Schools

Huron School District 2-2
88 3rd Street SE
Huron, SD 57350
Phone: 605-353-6990 Huron


The population of Huron was:
1990 -12,448
2000 - 11,893
2009 - 11,281

Median age:
2000 - 40.29 years

Population density:
2000 - 1,448.5 persons per square mile

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 5,608
2000 - 5,872

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 33,831
2008 - $ 35,222

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 18,275
2008 - $ 24,551

Median house value:
2000 - $ 56,700
2008 - $ 92,689

Huron is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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