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Our Genealogy Helper for Letcher ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Letcher (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Letcher. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Letcher is located in Sanborn County.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sanborn County: Aurora, Beadle, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld, Kingsbury & Miner.

Below are the counties that are near Letcher. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Letcher:

  • Sanborn County     (The home county of Letcher)
    • Cuthbert [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuthbert
      • Cuthbert [Sanborn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuthbert
    • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
      • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Letcher
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
    • Woonsocket [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
      • Woonsocket [Sanborn County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woonsocket<2>
    • Artesian [Sanborn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesian
      • Artesian [Sanborn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Artesian<2>
  • Aurora County
    • Storla [Aurora County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Storla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Storla
      • Storla [Aurora County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Letcher
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Storla
    • Plankinton [Aurora County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plankinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plankinton
      • Plankinton [Aurora County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plankinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plankinton<2>
    • Stickney [Aurora County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stickney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Aurora County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stickney<2>
    • White Lake [Aurora County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Lake
      • White Lake [Aurora County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Lake<2>
  • Beadle County
    • Virgil [Beadle County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgil have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgil
      • Virgil [Beadle County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgil<2>
    • Huron [Beadle County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron
      • Huron [Beadle County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,380 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huron<2>
    • Morningside [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morningside
      • Morningside [Beadle County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Letcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morningside
    • Cavour [Beadle County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavour have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavour
      • Cavour [Beadle County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cavour<2>
    • Yale [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yale
      • Yale [Beadle County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yale<2>
    • Wolsey [Beadle County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolsey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolsey
      • Wolsey [Beadle County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolsey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolsey<2>
  • Davison County
    • Loomis [Davison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loomis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
      • Loomis [Davison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Letcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<2>
    • River Bluff Addition [Davison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bluff Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bluff Addition
      • River Bluff Addition [Davison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bluff Addition
    • Mitchell [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Davison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<2>
    • Mount Vernon [Davison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Davison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<2>
    • Ethan [Davison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethan
      • Ethan [Davison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ethan<2>
  • Douglas County
    • Hillside [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Douglas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 31 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Corsica [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corsica have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corsica
      • Corsica [Douglas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corsica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corsica<2>
    • Douglas City [Douglas County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas City
      • Douglas City [Douglas County] was located 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Letcher
    • Harrison [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Douglas County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Letcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrison<2>
    • New Holland [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Holland
      • New Holland [Douglas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Letcher
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 76 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Holland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Holland<2>
  • Hanson County
    • Plano [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plano have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plano
      • Plano [Hanson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plano
    • Fulton [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Hanson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 96 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<2>
    • Epiphany [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epiphany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epiphany
      • Epiphany [Hanson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epiphany
    • Alexandria [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Hanson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<2>
    • Farmer [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmer
      • Farmer [Hanson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmer
    • Rockport Colony [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport Colony
      • Rockport Colony [Hanson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 32 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport Colony
    • Emery [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emery
      • Emery [Hanson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emery<2>
  • Hutchinson County
    • Dimock [Hutchinson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dimock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dimock
      • Dimock [Hutchinson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dimock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dimock<2>
    • New Elm Springs Colony [Hutchinson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Elm Springs Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Elm Springs Colony
      • New Elm Springs Colony [Hutchinson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 600 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Elm Springs Colony
    • Parkston [Hutchinson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkston
      • Parkston [Hutchinson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkston<2>
    • Milltown [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Hutchinson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
  • Jerauld County
    • Lane [Jerauld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Jerauld County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<2>
    • Alpena [Jerauld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpena
      • Alpena [Jerauld County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpena<2>
    • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington Springs
      • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington Springs<2>
  • Kingsbury County
    • Esmond [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esmond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esmond
      • Esmond [Kingsbury County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esmond
    • Iroquois [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iroquois have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iroquois
      • Iroquois [Kingsbury County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iroquois
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iroquois<2>
    • Manchester [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Kingsbury County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
  • Lake County
    • Winfred [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfred have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfred
      • Winfred [Lake County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 162 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfred<2>
  • McCook County
    • Spencer [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [McCook County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<2>
    • Unityville [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unityville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unityville
      • Unityville [McCook County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unityville
    • Salem [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [McCook County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<2>
    • Bridgewater [McCook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgewater
      • Bridgewater [McCook County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<2>
  • Miner County
    • Fedora [Miner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fedora
      • Fedora [Miner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Letcher
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 37 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fedora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fedora<2>
    • Roswell [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roswell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
      • Roswell [Miner County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
    • Vilas [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vilas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vilas
      • Vilas [Miner County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vilas
    • Carthage [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Miner County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<2>
    • Canova [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canova have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canova
      • Canova [Miner County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canova<2>
    • Howard [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Miner County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Letcher, see our County-by-County Page for Letcher.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Letcher ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 108 newspapers that have been published in the area around Letcher.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Letcher. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Letcher and those printed in the larger area surrounding Letcher.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Letcher.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Letcher:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Letcher ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Letcher.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Letcher covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • West Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Lawn Cemetery
  • Butler Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Butler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Butler Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler Cemetery
  • Victor Lutheran Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Victor Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Victor Lutheran Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Letcher.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Victor Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor Lutheran Cemetery
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Letcher.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
  • Silver Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Silver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Silver Creek Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Letcher.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Silver Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Calvary Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
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    • Graceland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graceland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Graceland Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graceland Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graceland Cemetery
    • Mt. Vernon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Vernon Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Letcher.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Vernon Cemetery
    • Farwell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Farwell Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Letcher.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farwell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farwell Cemetery
    • Diana Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Diana Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Diana Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Letcher.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Diana Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diana Cemetery
    • St. Anthonys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthonys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthonys Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Letcher.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthonys Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthonys Cemetery
    • Eventide Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eventide Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eventide Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eventide Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eventide Cemetery
    • St. Wilfrid Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Wilfrid Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Wilfrid Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Wilfrid Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Wilfrid Cemetery
    • Bethany - Silver Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany - Silver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethany - Silver Creek Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Letcher.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany - Silver Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany - Silver Creek Cemetery
    • Feistner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Feistner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Feistner Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Feistner Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feistner Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Letcher had a population of 200 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Letcher had a population of 176 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Letcher, with the one closest to Letcher listed first.

  • Letcher [Sanborn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letcher
    • Letcher [Sanborn County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Letcher
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Letcher had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letcher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Letcher<2>
  • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
    • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Letcher
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forestburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
  • Farwell [Hanson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farwell
    • Farwell [Hanson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Farwell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farwell
  • Woonsocket [Sanborn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
    • Woonsocket [Sanborn County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 687 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 648 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woonsocket had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woonsocket<2>
  • Artesian [Sanborn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesian
    • Artesian [Sanborn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Letcher
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 256 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Artesian had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Artesian<2>
  • Mount Vernon [Davison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon [Davison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Letcher
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<2>
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    • Mitchell [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Davison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,217 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,679 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mitchell had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<2>
    • Fulton [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Hanson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 96 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fulton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<2>
    • Plankinton [Aurora County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plankinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plankinton
      • Plankinton [Aurora County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Letcher
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 604 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 730 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Plankinton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plankinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plankinton<2>
    • Alpena [Jerauld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpena
      • Alpena [Jerauld County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alpena had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpena<2>
    • Roswell [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roswell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
      • Roswell [Miner County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Letcher
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 220 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 70 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roswell had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
    • Alexandria [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Hanson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 644 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<2>
    • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington Springs
      • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Letcher
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wessington Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington Springs<2>
    • Ethan [Davison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethan
      • Ethan [Davison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Letcher
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 208 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ethan had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ethan<2>
    • Farmer [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmer
      • Farmer [Hanson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Farmer had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmer

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Letcher. See our List of 1890's Communities around Letcher.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Letcher ...

While our initial data about Letcher came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Letcher in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Letcher.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Letcher:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Letcher in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Letcher for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Letcher. See our Misc Page for Letcher for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within South Dakota

About Sanborn County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Letcher: www.letchersd.com/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Letcher) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Letcher. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Letcher

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Letcher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8978, Longitude: -98.1437       In this case, the coordinates for Letcher have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Letcher, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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