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Welcome to Bowdle ...

The city of Bowdle is located in Edmunds County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Bowdle: BOW-duhl<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bowdle has a population of 468 people<4> (see below for details).

Bowdle is 1,990 feet [607 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

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

Bowdle lies within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bowdle had an population of 468 people. This is a decrease of 6.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bowdle had a population of 502 people (which is 12.33% of the total population of Edmunds County). This makes Bowdle the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bowdle represents 0.06% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 151st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 502 people, the population of Bowdle decreased 12.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 571 people).

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

Communities near Bowdle ...

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

  • Selby [Walworth County]
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    • Selby [Walworth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Bowdle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 627 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selby<7>
  • Hoven [Potter County]
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    • Hoven [Potter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Bowdle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 366 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoven<7>
  • Roscoe [Edmunds County]
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    • Roscoe [Edmunds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Bowdle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roscoe<7>
  • Hosmer [Edmunds County]
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    • Hosmer [Edmunds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Bowdle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hosmer<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Java [Walworth County]
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      • Java [Walworth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Bowdle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Java<7>
    • Gretna [Edmunds County]
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      • Gretna [Edmunds County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Bowdle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gretna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 52 people
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    • Tolstoy [Potter County]
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      • Tolstoy [Potter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Bowdle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolstoy<7>
    • Lowry [Walworth County]
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      • Lowry [Walworth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Bowdle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6 people
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    • Hillsview [McPherson County]
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      • Hillsview [McPherson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Bowdle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3 people
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    • Onaka [Faulk County]
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      • Onaka [Faulk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the southeast of Bowdle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onaka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onaka<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bowdle ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Edmunds County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Edmunds, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Bowdle. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bowdle.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bowdle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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- Bowdle) 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 Bowdle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowdle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowdle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4516, Longitude: -99.6562       In this case, the coordinates for Bowdle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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