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Welcome to Harrold ...

The town of Harrold is located in Hughes County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Harrold, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harrold has a population of 129 people<3> (see below for details).

Harrold is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Harrold is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harrold had an population of 129 people. This is an increase of 4.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 38.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harrold had a population of 124 people. This makes Harrold the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Harrold represents 0.02% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 289th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 124 people, the population of Harrold decreased 40.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 209 people).

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

Communities Also Named Harrold ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Harrold - they are located in Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Harrold ...

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

  • Highmore
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Blunt
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Holabird
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holabird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holabird
    • Holabird is located in Hyde County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holabird <5>
  • Canning
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canning
    • Canning is located in Hughes County
  • Onida
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Rousseau
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rousseau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rousseau
    • Rousseau is located in Hughes County
  • Alto
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto is located in Hughes County
  • Stephan
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
  • Ree Heights
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ree Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ree Heights
    • Ree Heights is located in Hand County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ree Heights <5>
  • Agar
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agar
    • Agar is located in Sully County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agar <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harrold ...

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

Adding Harrold to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Harrold post office opened in 1890.

We also found Harrold on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Dakota (1937).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Harrold.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harrold. 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 Hughes, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harrold.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrold - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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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