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Welcome to Roscoe ...

The city of Roscoe is located in Edmunds County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Roscoe, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Roscoe has a population of 290 people<3> (see below for details).

Roscoe is 1,830 feet [558 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Roscoe lies within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Roscoe had an population of 290 people. This is a decrease of 11.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roscoe had a population of 329 people (which is 8.08% of the total population of Edmunds County). This makes Roscoe the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Roscoe represents 0.04% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 201st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 329 people, the population of Roscoe increased 1.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 324 people).

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

Communities Also Named Roscoe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Roscoe - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Roscoe ...

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

  • Ipswich
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Bowdle
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Hosmer
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Gretna
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gretna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
    • Gretna is located in Edmunds County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 52 people
  • Onaka
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Hillsview
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsview
    • Hillsview is located in McPherson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3 people
  • Beebe
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe
    • Beebe is located in Edmunds County
  • Loyalton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loyalton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loyalton
    • Loyalton is located in Edmunds County
  • Powell
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell
    • Powell is located in Edmunds County
  • Craven Corner
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craven Corner
    • Craven Corner is located in Edmunds County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roscoe ...

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

Adding Roscoe to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Roscoe was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Roscoe post office opened in 1883.

We also found Roscoe in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Roscoe.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roscoe. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Edmunds, 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 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 Roscoe.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roscoe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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