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Union County: Heritage and Hospitality


PIERRE, S.D. – Tucked in the southeastern corner of South Dakota, Union County forms a portion of the state’s border with both Iowa and Nebraska.  The communities of Alcester, Beresford, Elk Point, Jefferson, North Sioux City, Richland and Spink are located here.

Union County has been recognized as one of Progressive Farmer Magazine’s Ten Best Places to Live in Rural America in 2007.  The county came in at number five, receiving recognition for both “fertile farmland” and “people who make it a great place to put down roots.”
Union County is a terrific place for spending time outside.  Go for par at the area’s many golf courses, or hunt for South Dakota game such as deer, turkey or pheasant.  Union County is where the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers merge, creating endless opportunities for excellent walleye fishing and other water recreation.

The Uniquely South Dakota series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique aspects and attractions in each of South Dakota’s 66 counties.  This profile was researched and compiled by Jennifer Anderson, public relations intern for the Office of Tourism.


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