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Welcome to Castlewood ...

The city of Castlewood is located in Hamlin County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Castlewood, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1882.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Castlewood has a population of 650 people<2> (see below for details).

Castlewood is 1,680 feet [512 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Castlewood: (605)

The ZIP code for Castlewood: 57223<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Castlewood had an population of 650 people. This is an increase of 3.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Castlewood had a population of 627 people (which is 10.62% of the total population of Hamlin County). This makes Castlewood the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Castlewood represents 0.08% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 131st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 627 people, the population of Castlewood decreased 5.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 666 people).

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

Communities Also Named Castlewood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Castlewood - they are located in California, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

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

Communities near Castlewood ...

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

  • Watertown
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Clear Lake
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Estelline
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estelline have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estelline
    • Estelline is located in Hamlin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estelline <5>
  • Lake Norden
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Hayti
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayti have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayti
    • Hayti is located in Hamlin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 381 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayti <5>
  • Kampeska
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kampeska
    • Kampeska is located in Codington County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 331 people
  • Rauville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rauville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rauville
    • Rauville is located in Codington County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 292 people
  • Thomas
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
    • Thomas is located in Hamlin County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 290 people
  • Kranzburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kranzburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kranzburg
    • Kranzburg is located in Codington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kranzburg <5>
  • Grover
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
    • Grover is located in Codington County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 171 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Castlewood ...

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

Adding Castlewood to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Castlewood was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Castlewood post office opened in 1882.

We also found Castlewood in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Castlewood.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Castlewood. 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 Hamlin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Castlewood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Castlewood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Castlewood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Castlewood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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