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Welcome to Hecla ...

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

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

The pronunciation of Hecla: HEK-luh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hecla has a population of 216 people<4> (see below for details).

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

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

Hecla is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hecla had an population of 216 people. This is a decrease of 4.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 31.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hecla had a population of 227 people. This makes Hecla the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Hecla represents 0.03% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 231st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 227 people, the population of Hecla decreased 27.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 314 people).

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

Communities Also Named Hecla ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Hecla - they are located in Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Manitoba, Missouri, Montana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Hecla ...

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

  • Houghton [Brown County]
  • Winship [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winship
    • Winship [Brown County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Hecla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,862 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winship
  • Oakes [Dickey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakes
    • Oakes [Dickey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Hecla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,701 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakes<7>
  • West Britton [Marshall County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Britton
    • West Britton [Marshall County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Hecla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Britton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,368 people
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ellendale [Dickey County]
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      • Ellendale [Dickey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Hecla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,246 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellendale<7>
    • Huffton [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffton
      • Huffton [Brown County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Hecla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffton
    • Frederick [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
      • Frederick [Brown County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Hecla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<7>
    • Columbia [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Brown County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Hecla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • 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 southeast of Hecla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claremont<7>
    • Newark [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Marshall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Hecla
      • Estimated population in 2014: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hecla ...

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

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About Brown County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hecla. 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 Hecla. 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 Hecla.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hecla - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hecla) 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 Hecla. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hecla

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hecla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8819, Longitude: -98.1518       In this case, the coordinates for Hecla 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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