April 20, 2024


Welcome to Davison County

Davison County was established by the 1873 territorial legislature, although with different boundaries than as presently established. The present area of Davison and Hanson Counties were divided by a line running east and west, with Davison County north of the line and Hanson County south of the line. However, in 1874 the legislature reorganized the counties and divided this area by means of a north south line.

Quick Facts About Davison County
County Seat: Mitchell
Davison County Population: 19,956
Economy base: Agriculture, Tourism & Industry


Our vision is to establish Davison County as a true partner with all patrons in continuous improvement and development of our resources through outstanding teamwork.


The mission of Davison County is to provide excellent service to all, using available resources wisely, while preserving and protecting our community.


SERVICE: Provide exceptional service with a high level of quality and consistency, a great degree of professionalism, and genuine customer-oriented accessibility and equality.

COMMITMENT: Fulfill a commitment of accountability through exemplary efficiency, education, and innovation while maintaining a deep sense of public responsibility.

COMMUNITY: Cultivate our community with uncompromising loyalty, fairness and equity for all, with an emphasis on communication, health, safety and security of our people and infrastructure.