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Welcome to Hazel ...

The town of Hazel is located in Hamlin County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hazel, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hazel has a population of 87 people<3> (see below for details).

Hazel is 1,760 feet [536 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Hazel: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hazel had an population of 87 people. This is a decrease of 4.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hazel had a population of 91 people. This makes Hazel the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Hazel represents 0.01% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 313rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 91 people, the population of Hazel decreased 13.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 105 people).

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

Communities Also Named Hazel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Hazel - they are located in Idaho, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Hazel ...

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

  • Watertown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Success ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
    • Success is located in Clark County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6,741 people
  • Clark
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Castlewood
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Lake Norden
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Bryant
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Hayti
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayti have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayti
    • Hayti is located in Hamlin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 381 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayti <5>
  • Kampeska
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kampeska
    • Kampeska is located in Codington County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 331 people
  • Thomas
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
    • Thomas is located in Hamlin County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 290 people
  • Henry
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry is located in Codington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry <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 Hazel. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hazel.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hazel ...

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

Adding Hazel to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hazel 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 Hazel was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hazel on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for South Dakota (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hazel.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hazel. 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 Hamlin, 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 Hazel.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hazel - 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.


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