Aberdeen, a city and the county seat of Brown County, South Dakota, U.S.A., about 125 m. N.E. of Pierre. Pop. (1890) 3182; (1900) 4087, of whom 889 were foreign-born; (1905) 5841; (1910) 10,753. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 24,658.
In 1911, Aberdeen was served by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul, the Great Northern, the Minneapolis and St. Louis, and the Chicago and North Western railroads. It is the financial and trade center for the northern part of the state, a fine agricultural region, and in 1908 had five banks and a number of wholesale houses. The city is the seat of Northern State University, a state institution, founded in 1901, and has a Carnegie Library; the principal buildings are the court house and the government buildings. Artesian wells furnish good water-power, and artesian-well supplies, grain pitchers, brooms, chemicals and flour are manufactured. The municipality owns and operates the water-works. Aberdeen was settled in 1880, and was chartered as a city in 1883.
L. Frank Baum, famous for his book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, made Aberdeen his hometown. He started a local newspaper called The Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer, which eventually failed.
Web Sites and Links
Convention and Visitors BureauGuide to recreation, hunting and fishing, local attractions and convention services.
Resource Guide - City of AberdeenHistorical information and facts about the community.