Corson, South Dakota
South Dakota Highway 11 running northbound through Corson
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Corson is an unincorporated community in Brandon Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States 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.
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)
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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Corson, South Dakota
- "Corson, SD". BNSF Station List. BNSF Railway Company. Retrieved April 11, 2012.