Sioux Falls is the county seat for Minnehaha County
Colton is in Minnehaha County
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Town founder John E. Colton is generally recognized as the driving force behind the establishment of a school district and three of a series of four public schools which met the educational needs of local children for 87 years. Colton was an . . . — — Map (db m205268) HM
John Edmund Colton
John E. Colton was born in Wisconsin in 1857. In April 1878 he moved to Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory, where he filed a preemption homestead claim to 160 acres of land. He remained on the land for 90 days, as required by . . . — — Map (db m186912) HM
Following the establishment of the 1897 Taopi Creamery at the future townsite of Colton, discussions began about the need for a farm-to-market railroad. Paul F. Sherman of Sioux Falls and John E. Colton, village founder, spearheaded a movement to . . . — — Map (db m186914) HM
In 1878 John B. Goddard and his family left their home near Taopi, Minn., and traveled by horse-drawn wagons to this site. They settled here in Dakota Territory, a sparsely populated area three miles beyond the end of the trail.
With his son . . . — — Map (db m186910) HM