Bennett County

Basic Information

Address: 202 Main Street, Martin, SD 57551
Phone Number: 605-685-6634
Fax Number: 605-685-6311
Person of Contact: Susan Williams
County Seat: Martin

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Additional Information

Year Organized: 1911
Square Miles: 3431
Size of Board: 5
Townships: none
Cites: Martin
Schools: Bennett County School District
School Districts: Bennett County 3-1
Libraries: Bennett County Community Library
Museums: Heritage Center Martin, SD
Parks: Brooks Memorial Park
Population: 3431

35% White
58% Native American Indian

Medium Income: $34,697 mdian household income
County History:

Bennett County is in southwestern South Dakota and was once part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation dsignated in 1889. On June 3, 1909 the South Dakota Legislature created and named Bennett County in honor of two federal judges both with the last name of Bennett. Bennett County was established in 1911 as a county by the state legislature and Martin was named the county seat.

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