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Welcome to Garretson ...

The city of Garretson is located in Minnehaha County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Garretson: GAYR-et-suhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Garretson has a population of 1,147 people<4> (see below for details).

Garretson is 1,500 feet [457 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Garretson: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Garretson had an population of 1,147 people. This is a decrease of 1.63% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Garretson had a population of 1,166 people. This makes Garretson the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Garretson represents 0.14% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 80th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,166 people, the population of Garretson has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,165 people).

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

Communities near Garretson ...

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

  • Sioux Falls [Minnehaha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux Falls
    • Sioux Falls [Minnehaha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Garretson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 183,793 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sioux Falls<7>
  • Brandon [Minnehaha County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
    • Brandon [Minnehaha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Garretson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<7>
  • Luverne [Rock County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luverne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luverne
    • Luverne [Rock County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Garretson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luverne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luverne<7>
  • Dell Rapids [Minnehaha County]
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    • Dell Rapids [Minnehaha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Garretson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,628 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dell Rapids<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crooks [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooks
      • Crooks [Minnehaha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Garretson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,327 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crooks<7>
    • Baltic [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltic
      • Baltic [Minnehaha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Garretson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltic<7>
    • Larchwood [Lyon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larchwood
      • Larchwood [Lyon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Garretson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larchwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Larchwood<7>
    • Valley Springs [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Springs
      • Valley Springs [Minnehaha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Garretson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley Springs<7>
    • Hills [Rock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills
      • Hills [Rock County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Garretson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 651 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hills<7>
    • Lyons [Minnehaha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Minnehaha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Garretson
      • Estimated population in 2014: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyons<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 Garretson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Garretson.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Garretson. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Garretson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Garretson ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Dakota

About Minnehaha County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Minnehaha County: www.minnehahacounty.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 Minnehaha, 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 Garretson. 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 Garretson.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Garretson - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Garretson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Garretson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Garretson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garretson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7166, Longitude: -96.5006       In this case, the coordinates for Garretson 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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