Pollock, South Dakota was founded in 1901 and named after a pioneer settler, James Pollock. The town was originally named Harba but later changed to Pollock to honor its first settler.
The original settlers in this area were primarily of Dutch decent.The drought in 1886 in the southeastern part of South Dakota caused many of the Dutch colonies to migrate to the northern regions of the state and locate near Pollock.
Pollock, South Dakota is located on the Lewis and Clark Trail and is home to the Arikara Indian Village National Historical Landmark. Pollock is also the last town in the South Dakota area of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Pollock has two lakes on its doorstep, Lake Oahe and Lake Pocasse, where fishermen can expect to catch walleye, northern pike and many other species. Game birds like grouse, partridge and pheasant, along with deer makes this a hunters paradise.
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