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Welcome to Akaska ...

The town of Akaska is located in Walworth County<1>.



The pronunciation of Akaska: uh-KAS-kuh<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Akaska, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1907.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Akaska has a population of 47 people<3> (see below for details).

Akaska is 1,770 feet [539 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Akaska (for example, toward Virginia), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Akaska is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Akaska had an population of 47 people. This is an increase of 11.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 51.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Akaska had a population of 42 people. This makes Akaska the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42 people, the population of Akaska increased 35.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 31 people).

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

Communities near Akaska ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Akaska.

  • Sitka
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sitka have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sitka
    • Sitka is located in Walworth County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,473 people
  • Selby
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selby have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selby
    • Selby is located in Walworth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 612 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selby <6>
  • Hoven
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Java
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
    • Java is located in Walworth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Java <6>
  • Glenham
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenham have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenham
    • Glenham is located in Walworth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 103 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenham <6>
  • Moreau
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moreau have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moreau
    • Moreau is located in Dewey County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21 people
  • Lowry
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
    • Lowry is located in Walworth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6 people
  • Mobridge
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Bowdle
    (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
  • Gettysburg
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gettysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gettysburg
    • Gettysburg is located in Potter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,085 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Akaska. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Akaska.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akaska. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Akaska.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Akaska. See our Newspapers Page for Akaska.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Akaska ...

Looking for more information about Akaska? 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 Akaska, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Akaska.

Adding Akaska to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Akaska in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Akaska was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Akaska post office opened in 1907.

We also found Akaska on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for South Dakota (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Akaska.

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Walworth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Akaska. 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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akaska.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akaska - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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