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Welcome to Lake Preston ...

The city of Lake Preston is located in Kingsbury County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Lake Preston: Lk. Preston

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Preston has a population of 555 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lake Preston.

Lake Preston is 1,720 feet [524 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Lake Preston lies within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Preston had an population of 555 people. This is a decrease of 7.35% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Preston had a population of 599 people (or 11.64% of the total population of Kingsbury County). This makes Lake Preston the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lake Preston represents 0.07% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 599 people, the population of Lake Preston decreased 18.72% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 737 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Preston.

Adding Lake Preston to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Lake Preston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Lake Preston elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lake Preston on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Lake Preston ...

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

  • Success [Clark County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
    • Success [Clark County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Lake Preston
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6,741 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • De Smet [Kingsbury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Smet
    • De Smet [Kingsbury County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Lake Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,052 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Smet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Smet<6>
  • Arlington [Kingsbury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington [Kingsbury County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Lake Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 859 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<6>
  • Lake Norden [Hamlin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Norden
    • Lake Norden [Hamlin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Lake Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 522 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Norden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Norden<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bryant [Hamlin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryant
      • Bryant [Hamlin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Lake Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 454 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryant<6>
    • Ramona [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramona
      • Ramona [Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Lake Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ramona<6>
    • Sinai [Brookings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinai
      • Sinai [Brookings County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Lake Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinai have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinai
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinai<6>
    • Oldham [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldham
      • Oldham [Kingsbury County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Lake Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldham<6>
    • Badger [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Badger
      • Badger [Kingsbury County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Lake Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Badger<6>
    • Manchester [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Kingsbury County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Lake Preston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Preston ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Kingsbury County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Preston. 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 Kingsbury, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake Preston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Preston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lake Preston) 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 Lake Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Preston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3616, Longitude: -97.3765       In this case, the coordinates for Lake Preston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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