Aberdeen was founded in 1881 and named after Aberdeen, Scotland.
Aberdeen has a total area of 15.60 square miles of which 15.50 square miles is land and 0.10 square miles is water.
Aberdeen was a major transportation hub in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with several railroads and highways passing through the city, Aberdeen was heavily dependent on the railroad and agricultural industries for many years.
The Dacotah Prairie Museum is a major attraction in Aberdeen, showcasing the history and culture of the area. The museum features exhibits on the region’s Native American history, pioneer life, and regional wildlife.
The city has a strong sporting tradition, with the Aberdeen Wings ice hockey team playing in the North American Hockey League, and the Aberdeen Smitty’s baseball team playing in the Expedition League.
The estimated population of Aberdeen is 28,324, as of 2021, Aberdeen is the principal city of the Aberdeen Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Brown and Edmunds.
Aberdeen is a city in and the county seat of Brown County, South Dakota, United States.
The city has a strong arts and culture scene, with several annual events such as the North Dakota Winter Show, Brown County Fair, and the Aberdeen Area Arts Council’s annual Festival of Trees.
The city has a strong German heritage, as evidenced by the many events and landmarks that reflect this cultural influence.
Aberdeen Regional Airport serves the city and surrounding areas with daily commercial flights, and the city is also served by several major highways, including U.S. Highways 12 and 281.