Richland, South Dakota

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Richland
Unincorporated community
Richland is located in South Dakota
Richland
Richland
Location within the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 42°45′34″N 96°39′10″W / 42.75944°N 96.65278°W / 42.75944; -96.65278Coordinates: 42°45′34″N 96°39′10″W / 42.75944°N 96.65278°W / 42.75944; -96.65278
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Union
Population (2010)
 • Total 89
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Richland is a small unincorporated community in Union County, South Dakota, United States. The population according to the 2010 Census was 89.

History[edit]

In 1861, the community was founded by and named after Milton M. Rich of Chicago. Mr. Rich was reported to have dreamed of building a community below the bluffs. However, it was also reported that Mr. Rich disagreed with railroad officials on how to divide the site of the town. The dispute was never resolved; and as a result, the railroad was deflected to Sioux City, Iowa after reaching Le Mars, Iowa.

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