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Welcome to Enning ...

Enning is located in Meade County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Enning, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1926.

Enning is 3,030 feet [924 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Enning is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you leave Enning and travel east, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Enning is within the (605) area code.

Communities near Enning ...

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

  • White Owl
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Plainview
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview is located in Meade County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
  • Elm Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Fairpoint
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairpoint
    • Fairpoint is located in Meade County
  • Union Center
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Red Owl
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
    • Red Owl is located in Meade County
  • Marcus
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Opal
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
  • Howes
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
  • Creighton
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Enning ...

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

Adding Enning to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Enning 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 Enning was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Enning post office opened in 1926.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Enning.

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

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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>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Enning - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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