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Batesland, South Dakota

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Welcome to Batesland ...

The town of Batesland is located in Oglala Lakota County<1>.

The location of Batesland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Batesland has a population of 111 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Batesland.

Batesland is 3,410 feet [1,039 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Batesland is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Batesland lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Batesland (for example, toward Spring Creek), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Batesland is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Batesland had an population of 111 people. This is an increase of 2.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Batesland had a population of 108 people. This makes Batesland the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Batesland represents 0.01% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 301st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 108 people, the population of Batesland increased 22.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 88 people).

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

Communities near Batesland ...

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

  • Martin [Bennett County]
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    • Martin [Bennett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Batesland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,058 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<6>
  • Swett [Bennett County] - Historic
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    • Swett [Bennett County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Batesland
    • Estimated population in 2014: 283 people
  • Plenty Bears [Bennett County]
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    • Plenty Bears [Bennett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Batesland
    • Estimated population in 2014: 109 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plenty Bears have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plenty Bears
  • Denby [Oglala Lakota County]
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    • Denby [Oglala Lakota County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Batesland
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Allen [Bennett County]
    • Wounded Knee [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Porcupine [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Manderson - White Horse Creek [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manderson - White Horse Creek
      • Manderson - White Horse Creek [Oglala Lakota County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Batesland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manderson - White Horse Creek
    • Manderson [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Kyle [Oglala Lakota County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Batesland ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Oglala Lakota County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oglala Lakota County:

The official website for State of South Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Oglala Lakota, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Batesland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Batesland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Batesland) 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 Batesland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BateslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Batesland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1278, Longitude: -102.1018       In this case, the coordinates for Batesland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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