Beresford, SD

The City of Beresford was founded in 1883 by the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. The Western Town Lot Company, which platted the City, was a Early Beresfordreal estate development company owned by the railroad. The city was named after Lord Charles Beresford, an Irishman who became a prosperous admiral in the British Navy, and who invested in the railroads. The cities of Alcester, Ireton, Hawarden, Hurley and Parker were also named after railroad investors.