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Appomattox, South Dakota

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Although we found mention of Appomattox during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Appomattox. If you can help us locate Appomattox, please Contact Us.

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Located in: Potter County (see below)

Time Zone: Appomattox lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (605)

About Potter County

The community of Gettysburg is the County Seat for Potter County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Codington)


2016:<2>     2,299   (1.29% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     2,329   (13.52% decrease since 2000)
2000:     2,693

Total Area:<3>   898 sq. miles [2,327.5 km²]   - of which 4.18% is water (37.53 sq. miles [97.2 km²])

Housing Units:<4>   1,500

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Potter

GNIS ID:   1265761
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Appomattox)

About South Dakota

From the US Census


2016:     865,454   (6.3% increase since 2010)  
2010:     814,180   (7.86% increase since 2000)
2000:     754,844

Websites for State of South Dakota

Official Website:   sd.gov/
Tourism:   www.travelsd.com/
Parks:   gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/
Fishing:   gfp.sd.gov/fishing-boating/
Hunting:   gfp.sd.gov/hunting/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of South Dakota

GNIS ID:   1785534
FIPS State:   46

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Appomattox)

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Appomattox and then turned west". While Appomattox could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Appomattox as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Appomattox could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another South Dakota community named Appomattox.

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<2>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Appomattox. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<4>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Appomattox.