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Alcester, South Dakota

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The location of Alcester

Welcome to Alcester ...

The city of Alcester is located in Union County.

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

The pronunciation of Alcester: AL-ses-tur<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alcester has a population of 737 people<3> (see below for details).

Alcester is 1,390 feet [424 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel south from Alcester, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Alcester is within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alcester had a population of 807 people (which is 5.6% of the total population of Union County). This makes Alcester the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Alcester represents 0.1% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 807 people, the population of Alcester decreased 8.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 880 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alcester had an population of 737 people. This is a decrease of 8.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.25% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alcester ...

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 Alcester and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Akron (IA)   [Map]   1,461   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hawarden (IA)   [Map]   2,491   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ireton (IA)   [Map]   601   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Beresford   [Map]   1,953   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Canton   [Map]   3,430   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Centerville   [Map]   870   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Alcester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Alcester - it's located in Manitoba.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alcester.

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 Alcester. 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 Alcester. 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 Alcester.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alcester ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Alcester. 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 Alcester.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alcester - 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 from Point A (ie- Alcester) 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 Alcester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alcester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alcester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0230, Longitude: -96.6289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alcester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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