The county is entirely within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and contains part of Badlands National Park. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county; taxes on alcohol consumed within the county go to other counties.
Shannon County is one of two counties in South Dakota that does not have its own county seat (Todd County is the other). Hot Springs in neighboring Fall River County serves as its administrative center. It is also one of five South Dakota counties that are entirely on an Indian reservation. (The others are Corson, Dewey, Todd, and Ziebach.)
Until 1982 Shannon and Washabaugh County, South Dakota, were the last unorganized counties in the United States. Although it was organized and received a home rule charter that year, Shannon, as noted above, contracts with Fall River County for its Auditor, Treasurer, Director of Equalization, State’s Attorney and Registrar of Deeds.
The Shannon & Fall River County Courthouse in Hot Springs will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving. Business will resume as usual on Monday, December 1st. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Located on this page is the Shannon County Precinct Map. You can also download this map here.
Thank you to all our AG producers who attended the Informational AG Meeting at the Mueller Center on Tuesday, October 28th. The informal attendance count was 84. For those who could not attend links are provided below to the information that was distributed. Fall River County AG Information Packet – produced by the Fall [...]