Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States.
Brookings is the fourth largest city in South Dakota, with a population of 22,056 at the 2010 census.
After a time in Sioux Falls, Brookings and a companion set out for the Yankton area to locate a town in an area that was soon to be ceded by the Native Americans.
He rose to a high position in the Territory, once being a member of the Squatter Territorial Legislature and later being elected Squatter Governor.
Brookings then became appointed superintendent of a road that was to be built from the Minnesota state line west to the Missouri River about 30 miles north of Ft. It was during the construction of this road that Brookings came into contact with land that was part of this county at the time.
In a letter sent to Chicago on September 30, 1879, Land Commissioner Charles E.
Simmons communicated the layout of the series of towns in Brookings County to be passed through by the railroad.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.