Is Bismarck the capital of South Dakota?
NO. Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota.
What would be listed first alphabetically the capital of North Dakota or the capital of South Dakota?
The capital of the Dakota Territory was Yankton (South Dakota) from 1861 until 1883 when it was moved to Bismarck (North Dakota). In 1862 the Northern Pacific Railroad reached the Missouri River and established a terminus called Missouri Crossing. Missouri Crossing eventually became the city known as Bismarck. Because of the arrival of the railroad, the Battle of the Little Big Horn in Montana, and the Gold Rush in the Black Hills of South Dakota…