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Lake City, South Dakota
(Minnehaha County)

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Welcome to Lake City ...

Although we found mention of Lake City during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Lake City was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Lake City was located in Minnehaha County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Lake City to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Lake City - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Lake City, please Contact Us.

A typical abbreviation for Lake City: Lk. City

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Lake City had a population of 51 people.<2> (see below for details).

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Lake City might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Lake City would be found within the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Lake City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two South Dakota communities named Lake City: This one is located in Minnehaha County and the other is located in Marshall County.

Beyond South Dakota, there are 26 communities that are also named Lake City - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Texas and Washington (2).

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Lake City and then turned east". While Lake City could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Lake City as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Lake City could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake City.






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