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Artesian, South Dakota

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Welcome to Artesian ...

The pronunciation of Artesian: ahr-TEE-zhuhn<1>

The town of Artesian is located in Sanborn County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Artesian has a population of 138 people<2> (see below for details).

Artesian is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Artesian lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Artesian: (605)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Artesian had a population of 138 people (or 5.86% of the total population of Sanborn County). This makes Artesian the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Artesian represents 0.02% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 275th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 138 people, the population of Artesian decreased 12.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 157 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Artesian had an population of 138 people (or a decrease of 12.1% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Artesian.

Communities near Artesian ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2015
Carthage   [Map]   135   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Epiphany   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Esmond   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Forestburg   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fulton   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Howard   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Artesian.

Communities Also Named Artesian ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Artesian - they are located in Arkansas, Iowa and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Artesian.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Artesian. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Artesian. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Artesian. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Artesian:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Artesian ...

Looking for more information about Artesian? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Artesian, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Artesian.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Artesian. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Sanborn County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Artesian. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Artesian.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Artesian - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Artesian. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Artesian) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Artesian. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Artesian

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Artesian. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0086, Longitude: -97.9234     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Artesian have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Artesian.


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