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Akaska, South Dakota

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Welcome to Akaska ...

The pronunciation of Akaska: uh-KAS-kuh<1>

The town of Akaska is located in Walworth County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Akaska has a population of 45 people<2> (see below for details).

Akaska is 1,770 feet [539 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 ...

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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Akaska had an population of 45 people. This is an increase of 7.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.16% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Akaska ...

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

Community   2016
Central Potter   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
East Walworth   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glenham   [Map]   108   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hoven   [Map]   399   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Java   [Map]   134   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lowry   [Map]   6   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

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 Akaska. 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 Akaska. 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 Akaska.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Akaska, 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 Akaska.

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) Akaska. 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.

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.

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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 Akaska.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akaska - 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 stretches from Akaska. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Akaska

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akaska. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3319, Longitude: -100.1212     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Akaska 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 Akaska.