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Agar, South Dakota

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The location of Agar

Welcome to Agar ...

The town of Agar is located in Sully County.

The location of Agar has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Agar: AY-gahr<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Agar has a population of 80 people<3> (see below for details).

Agar is 1,850 feet [564 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Agar (for example, toward North Eagle Butte), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Agar is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Agar had a population of 76 people (or 5.54% of the total population of Sully County). This makes Agar the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 76 people, the population of Agar decreased 7.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 82 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Agar had an population of 80 people. This is an increase of 5.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.44% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Agar ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Agar and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Central Potter   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
East Sully   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Forest City   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gettysburg   [Map]   1,116   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lebanon   [Map]   44   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Okobojo   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Agar. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Agar. 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 Agar.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Agar ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Agar, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Agar.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

About Sully County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sully County:

The official website for State of South Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Agar. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Agar.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Agar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Agar) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8386, Longitude: -100.0729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Agar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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