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Aberdeen, South Dakota

Aberdeen is located in the north-eastern part and is the third largest city in the U.S. State of South Dakota. Aberdeen is a family-friendly community. In about 27% of Aberdeen's households, there are children under the age of 18. The city is known and revered as a safe, caring environment in which to raise children. Today the city offers many work opportunities in renewable energy, healthcare and in biological agriculture.

To See And To Do In Aberdeen

  • Dacotah Prairie Museum
  • Wylie Park
  • Historic Downtown
  • Storybook Land
  • Land of Oz
  • Fishing
  • Playing Golf
  • Lakewood Mall
  • Mina Lake Recreation Area

History Of Aberdeen - Timeline

In 1820, there were fur trading posts at the site. In 1879, European-American settlers reached the area and settled and the town was established, named for Aberdeen, Scotland. Aberdeen was built around the newly developing railroad systems and in 1881, the first train arrived.

In 1882, Aberdeen was incorporated. In 1885, the newspaper, The Aberdeen News, was founded. In 1890, there were 230 businesses in the town and the first Fire Department was established (unpaid). In 1900, there were over 4000 people living in Aberdeen.

In 1901, the Northern State University was founded and also the Avera St. Luke's Hospital. In 1926, the Capitol Theatre was built. In 1930, John Cacavas was born in Aberdeen. A composer and conductor probably best known for his television scores, notably Kojak. In 2007, Aberdeen was declared a disaster area when rain flooded the city streets. Over 100 houses were damaged.