Richland, South Dakota

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Unincorporated community
Richland is located in South Dakota
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.


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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