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Welcome to Akaska ...

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

The location of Akaska has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Akaska: uh-KAS-kuh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Akaska has a population of 48 people<4> (see below for details).

Akaska is 1,770 feet [539 m] above sea level.<5>.

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).

The area code for Akaska: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Akaska had an population of 48 people. This is an increase of 14.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 54.84% 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 (which had 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 [Walworth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sitka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sitka
    • Sitka [Walworth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Akaska
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sitka
  • Selby [Walworth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selby
    • Selby [Walworth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Akaska
    • Estimated population in 2018: 648 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selby<7>
  • Hoven [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoven
    • Hoven [Potter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Akaska
    • Estimated population in 2018: 376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoven<7>
  • Java [Walworth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
    • Java [Walworth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Akaska
    • Estimated population in 2018: 130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Java<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glenham [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenham
      • Glenham [Walworth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Akaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenham<7>
    • Moreau [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moreau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moreau
      • Moreau [Dewey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Akaska
      • Estimated population in 2014: 21 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreau
    • Lowry [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry [Walworth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Akaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 6 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Mobridge [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mobridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mobridge
      • Mobridge [Walworth County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Akaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mobridge<7>
    • Gettysburg [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gettysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gettysburg
      • Gettysburg [Potter County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the south of Akaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<7>
    • Bowdle [Edmunds County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdle
      • Bowdle [Edmunds County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the east of Akaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdle<7>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Walworth County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akaska.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akaska - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Akaska) 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 Akaska. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Akaska

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akaska. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3319, Longitude: -100.1212       In this case, the coordinates for Akaska have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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