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Benclare is an unincorporated community in the extreme southeastern corner of Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States.

Geography

Benclare is located at 43°30′20″N 96°28′44″W / 43.505530°N 96.478930°W / 43.505530; -96.478930Coordinates: 43°30′20″N 96°28′44″W / 43.505530°N 96.478930°W / 43.505530; -96.478930. Benclare sits 1½ miles west of the Minnesota border and ½ mile north of the border with Iowa. Benclare is also located 1 mile east of South Dakota Highway 42.

History

Benclare was founded on September 24, 1888, by a New York native, Benjamin Richards for his two sons Benjamin and Clarence, hence Benclare.

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