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Things to do: museums, historic sites
Philip is a city in Haakon County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 779 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Haakon County.HistoryPhilip was founded on 1907 as a stop on the Chicago and North Western Railway. It was incorporated in 1908. In 1914, Philip was designated seat of the newly formed Haakon County. The city was named for James "Scotty" Philip.EconomyAgriculture is the primary industry in Philip. Businesses include two grain elevators, a livestock auction, veterinary clinic, and numerous other businesses providing goods and services related to the farms and ranches surrounding the community.Philip is also home to Scotchman Industries, a manufacturer of metal fabrication machinery (hydraulic ironworkers, circular cold saws, band saws, tube & pipe notchers & measuring systems). The hospital and school are other major sources of employment within the community.GeographyPhilip is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.60sqmi, all of it land.Philip has been assigned the ZIP code 57567 and the FIPS place code 49300.Philip is located on the banks of the Bad River, which empties into the Missouri River at Fort Pierre, S.D.
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