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Corson
South Dakota Highway 11 running northbound through Corson
South Dakota Highway 11 running northbound through Corson
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Minnehaha
Township Brandon
Elevation
1,362 ft (415 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 70

Corson is an unincorporated community in Brandon Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States with a population of 70. It lies immediately north of Interstate 90 and Brandon on South Dakota Highway 11. Once mainly a railroad and farming community, it is becoming an industrial area supporting the county. Sioux Falls is located twelve miles west-southwest of the community. It is served by the BNSF Railway Company.

Etymology

Corson is named for Henry Tabor Corson, a railroad official instrumental in constructing the Wilmar and Saint Paul Railroad into Sioux Falls. (SD-T17/p57)

Transportation

Interstate 90 is the town's major east-west route, and it connects the community to Sioux Falls. South Dakota Highway 11 (SD 11) runs as the major north-south route through the area. SD 11 connects Corson to nearby Brandon and Garretson.

Attractions

Corson is locally famous for two major attractions: The Playhouse, which is a small theater, and Bottoms Up, a bar. Both are conveniently located next to one another.

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