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Welcome to Alsen ...

Alsen is primarily located in Clay County<1>. A portion of Alsen extends into Union County.

Alsen was established in 1871.

Alsen is 1,330 feet [405 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Alsen lies within the (605) area code.

Adding Alsen to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alsen was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alsen on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alsen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Alsen - they are located in Louisiana, New York and North Dakota.

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

Communities near Alsen ...

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

  • Vermillion [Clay County]
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    • Vermillion [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Alsen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,926 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vermillion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermillion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vermillion<5>
  • Hawarden [Sioux County]
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    • Hawarden [Sioux County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Alsen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,444 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawarden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawarden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawarden<5>
  • Beresford [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beresford
    • Beresford [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Alsen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,026 people
    • Former name for Beresford:
    • Paris
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beresford<5>
  • Akron [Plymouth County]
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    • Akron [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Alsen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,463 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akron have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Centerville [Turner County]
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      • Centerville [Turner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Alsen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 872 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<5>
    • Alcester [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcester
      • Alcester [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Alsen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 755 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alcester<5>
    • Irene [Turner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irene
      • Irene [Turner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northwest of Alsen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irene have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irene<5>
    • Gayville [Yankton County]
    • Wakonda [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakonda
      • Wakonda [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Alsen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakonda have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakonda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakonda<5>
    • Nora [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nora
      • Nora [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Alsen
      • Estimated population in 2014: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nora

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 Alsen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alsen.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alsen. 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 Alsen.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alsen ...

Looking for more information about Alsen? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alsen, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alsen.

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About Clay County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clay County: www.claycountysd.org/

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 Clay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alsen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alsen) 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 Alsen. 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 AlsenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alsen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9621, Longitude: -96.8055    
<4>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.
<5>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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