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Welcome to Letcher ...

The town of Letcher is located in Sanborn County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Letcher has a population of 176 people<3> (see below for details).

Letcher is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Letcher lies within the (605) area code.

Websites for Letcher ...

Official Website: www.letchersd.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Letcher had an population of 176 people. This is an increase of 1.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Letcher had a population of 173 people (or 7.35% of the total population of Sanborn County). This makes Letcher the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Letcher represents 0.02% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 259th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 173 people, the population of Letcher decreased 2.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 177 people).

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

Communities Also Named Letcher ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Letcher - they are located in Alabama, California, Kentucky, Missouri and Virginia.

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

Communities near Letcher ...

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

  • Mitchell [Davison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
    • Mitchell [Davison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Woonsocket [Sanborn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
    • Woonsocket [Sanborn County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Mount Vernon [Davison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<5> 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<6>
  • Artesian [Sanborn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesian
    • Artesian [Sanborn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Plano [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plano have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plano
      • Plano [Hanson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Hanson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
      • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Letcher
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
    • Lane [Jerauld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Jerauld County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Fedora [Miner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fedora
      • Fedora [Miner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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<6>
    • River Bluff Addition [Davison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bluff Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<5> to the south of Letcher
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bluff Addition

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Letcher ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Sanborn, 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 Letcher.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Letcher - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Letcher) 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 Letcher. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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).
<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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