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Welcome to Elm Springs ...

Elm Springs is located in Meade County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Elm Springs, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1893.

A typical abbreviation for Elm Springs: Elm Spgs. (or less commonly used: Elm Spngs. or Elm Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elm Springs has a population of 28 people<2> (see below for details).

Elm Springs is 2,680 feet [817 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Elm Springs is ½ mile above sea level.

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

Elm Springs is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elm Springs had an population of 28 people. This is an increase of 3.7% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elm Springs had a population of 27 people. This makes Elm Springs the county's 8th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elm Springs.

Communities Also Named Elm Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Elm Springs - they are located in Arkansas and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Elm Springs ...

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

  • Wasta
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wasta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wasta
    • Wasta is located in Pennington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 82 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wasta <5>
  • Viewfield
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viewfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viewfield
    • Viewfield is located in Meade County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 44 people
  • Wicksville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wicksville
    • Wicksville is located in Pennington County
  • Creighton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Enning
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enning have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enning
    • Enning is located in Meade County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enning <5>
  • Union Center
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Owanka
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
  • White Owl
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
  • New Underwood
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Underwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Underwood
    • New Underwood is located in Pennington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 679 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Underwood <5>
  • Marcus
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elm Springs ...

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

Adding Elm Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elm Springs 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 Elm Springs was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Elm Springs post office opened in 1893.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Elm Springs.

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

The official website for Meade County: www.meadecounty.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 Meade, 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 Elm Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elm Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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.
<6>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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