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Alcester, South Dakota

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Welcome to Alcester ...

The pronunciation of Alcester: AL-ses-tur<1>

The city of Alcester is located in Union County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alcester has a population of 748 people<2> (see below for details).

Alcester is 1,390 feet [424 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The area code for Alcester: (605)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alcester had a population of 807 people (or 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 (that had a count of 880 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alcester had an population of 748 people. This is a decrease of 7.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alcester ...

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

Community   2016
Akron (IA)   [Map]   1,465   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hawarden (IA)   [Map]   2,527   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ireton (IA)   [Map]   601   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Beresford   [Map]   1,969   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Canton   [Map]   3,386   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Centerville   [Map]   879   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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Alcester, 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 Alcester.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found 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) Alcester. 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 Union County

About South Dakota

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 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 Alcester.

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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alcester. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alcester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alcester. The point that we are using 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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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alcester.