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Welcome to Okaton ...

Okaton is located in Jones County<1>.

The pronunciation of Okaton: OH-kuh-tuhn<2>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Okaton had a population of 46 people.<3> (see below for details).

Okaton was founded in 1906.

Okaton is 2,340 feet [713 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Okaton is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from Okaton (for example, toward Belvidere), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The telephone area code for Okaton: (605)

The ZIP code for Okaton: 57562<5>

Communities near Okaton ...

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

  • Murdo [Jones County]
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    • Murdo [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Okaton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murdo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murdo<8>
  • Midland [Haakon County]
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    • Midland [Haakon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Okaton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland<8>
  • Draper [Jones County]
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    • Draper [Jones County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Okaton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Draper have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<8>
  • Belvidere [Jackson County]
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    • Belvidere [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Okaton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvidere have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 57 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westover [Jones County] - Historic
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      • Westover [Jones County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Okaton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6 people
    • Capa [Jones County] - Historic
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      • Capa [Jones County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Okaton
    • White River [Mellette County]
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      • White River [Mellette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the south of Okaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White River have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White River<8>
    • Vivian [Lyman County]
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      • Vivian [Lyman County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<6> to the east of Okaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vivian have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 149 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vivian<8>
    • Kadoka [Jackson County]
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      • Kadoka [Jackson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<6> to the west of Okaton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 717 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kadoka<8>
    • Norris [Mellette County]
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      • Norris [Mellette County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Okaton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 195 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Okaton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Jones County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Okaton. 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 Jones, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Okaton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Okaton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Okaton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Okaton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Okaton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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- Okaton) 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 Okaton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Okaton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Okaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8878, Longitude: -100.8921    
<7>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.
<8>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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