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Welcome to Merton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Merton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Merton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Merton, please Contact Us.


Merton would have been located within present day Clark County<2>.

The location of Merton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Merton had a population of 51 people.<4> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Merton is 1,540 feet [469 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Merton was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Merton would have been located in the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Merton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Merton - they are located in British Columbia, California, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Merton ...

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

  • Clark [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Merton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clark<7>
  • Willow Lake [Clark County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
    • Willow Lake [Clark County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Merton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 243 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Lake<7>
  • Doland [Spink County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doland
    • Doland [Spink County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Merton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 181 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Doland<7>
  • Elrod [Clark County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elrod have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elrod
    • Elrod [Clark County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Merton
    • Estimated population in 2014: 92 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elrod
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Garden City [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Clark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Merton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<7>
    • Raymond [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Merton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<7>
    • Naples [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Clark County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Merton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
    • Vienna [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Merton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<7>
    • Pitrodie [Clark County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pitrodie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pitrodie
      • Pitrodie [Clark County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Merton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 25 people
    • Bancroft [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Kingsbury County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Merton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Merton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Clark, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Merton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Merton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Merton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7639, Longitude: -97.8615       In this case, the coordinates for Merton 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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