Corson, South Dakota

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South Dakota Highway 11 running northbound through Corson
South Dakota Highway 11 running northbound through Corson
Coordinates: 43°36′59″N 96°34′18″W / 43.6163628°N 96.5717118°W / 43.6163628; -96.5717118Coordinates: 43°36′59″N 96°34′18″W / 43.6163628°N 96.5717118°W / 43.6163628; -96.5717118[1]
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Minnehaha
Township Brandon
Elevation[1] 1,362 ft (415 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 70

Corson is an unincorporated community in Brandon Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States[1] with a population of 70. It lies immediately north of Interstate 90 and Brandon on South Dakota Highway 11. Once mainly a railroad and farming community, it is becoming an industrial area supporting the county. Sioux Falls is located twelve miles west-southwest of the community. It is served by the BNSF Railway Company.[2]


Corson is named for Henry Tabor Corson, a railroad official instrumental in constructing the Wilmar and Saint Paul Railroad into Sioux Falls. (SD-T17/p57)[1][3]


Interstate 90 is the town's major east-west route, and it connects the community to Sioux Falls. South Dakota Highway 11 (SD 11) runs as the major north-south route through the area. SD 11 connects Corson to nearby Brandon and Garretson.


Corson is locally famous for two major attractions. The Playhouse, which is a small theater, and, Bottoms Up, the bar. Both are conveniently located next to each other.


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Corson, South Dakota
  2. ^ "Corson, SD". BNSF Station List. BNSF Railway Company. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 32.