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Agar, South Dakota

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Welcome to Agar ...

The pronunciation of Agar: AY-gahr<1>

The town of Agar is located in Sully County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Agar has a population of 80 people<2> (see below for details).

Agar is 1,850 feet [564 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 located in 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 ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Agar. 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 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Agar, 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 Agar.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Agar. 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
 RV PartsCemeteries
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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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.

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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 Agar.

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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Agar. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Agar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 that we are using 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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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Agar.


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