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Welcome to Groton ...

The city of Groton is located in Brown County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Groton: GROH-tuhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Groton has a population of 1,475 people<4> (see below for details).

Groton is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Groton: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Groton had an population of 1,475 people. This is an increase of 1.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Groton had a population of 1,458 people. This makes Groton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Groton represents 0.18% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 67th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,458 people, the population of Groton increased 7.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,356 people).

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

Communities Also Named Groton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Groton - they are located in Connecticut, Kansas (2), Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio (2) and Vermont.

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

Communities near Groton ...

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

  • Aberdeen [Brown County]
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    • Aberdeen [Brown County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<7>
  • Tacoma Park [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma Park
    • Tacoma Park [Brown County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2014: 413 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma Park
  • Langford [Marshall County]
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    • Langford [Marshall County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 326 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langford<7>
  • Huffton [Brown County]
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    • Huffton [Brown County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2014: 316 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bristol [Day County]
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      • Bristol [Day County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<7>
    • Ordway [Brown County]
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      • Ordway [Brown County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ordway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ordway
    • Prairie Wood Village Addition [Brown County]
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      • Prairie Wood Village Addition [Brown County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Wood Village Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Wood Village Addition
    • Melrose Addition [Brown County]
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      • Melrose Addition [Brown County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose Addition
    • Columbia [Brown County]
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      • Columbia [Brown County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<7>
    • Claremont [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Brown County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claremont<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 Groton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Groton.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Groton. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Groton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Groton ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brown County: www.brown.sd.us/

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 Brown, 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 Groton. 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 Groton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Groton - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Groton) 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 Groton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Groton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Groton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4519, Longitude: -98.1004       In this case, the coordinates for Groton 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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