Meckling, South Dakota lies west of Vermillion on Highway 50. Meckling was established in 1872 with the building of the railroad lines and named for Jones Meckling, a railroad contractor. Like so many small towns that the railroad built, Meckling grew into an active shipping center. The continuous growth of Vermillion and Yankton caused the railroad shipping centers to change and people to migrate in that direction.
Today, Meckling, South Dakota remains a small rural farming town with a grain elevator, restaurant, hunting and fishing lodges as the main businesses. The close proximity to the Missouri River provides excellent fishing and other water attractions to Meckling, SD. This is also prime pheasant and deer hunting country too.
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