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Welcome to Seneca ...

The town of Seneca is located in Faulk County<1>.

The pronunciation of Seneca: SEN-eh-kuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Seneca has a population of 37 people<3> (see below for details).

Seneca is 1,900 feet [579 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Seneca is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Seneca had an population of 37 people. This is a decrease of 2.63% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 36.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Seneca had a population of 38 people. This makes Seneca the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 38 people, the population of Seneca decreased 34.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 58 people).

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

Communities Also Named Seneca ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Seneca - they are located in Arizona, California, Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Seneca ...

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

  • Faulkton [Faulk County]
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    • Faulkton [Faulk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Seneca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 709 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faulkton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faulkton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faulkton<7>
  • Hoven [Potter County]
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    • Hoven [Potter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Seneca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 366 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoven<7>
  • Lebanon [Potter County]
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    • Lebanon [Potter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Seneca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<7>
  • Tolstoy [Potter County]
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    • Tolstoy [Potter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Seneca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolstoy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolstoy<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Onaka [Faulk County]
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      • Onaka [Faulk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Seneca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onaka<7>
    • Wecota [Faulk County]
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      • Wecota [Faulk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Seneca
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,833 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wecota<7>
    • Gettysburg [Potter County]
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      • Gettysburg [Potter County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Seneca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gettysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<7>
    • Orient [Faulk County]
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      • Orient [Faulk County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southeast of Seneca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient<7>
    • Bowdle [Edmunds County]
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      • Bowdle [Edmunds County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the north of Seneca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdle have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdle<7>
    • Cresbard [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cresbard
      • Cresbard [Faulk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the east of Seneca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresbard have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresbard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresbard<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seneca ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Seneca. 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 Faulk, 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 Seneca. 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 Seneca.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Seneca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Seneca) 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 Seneca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Seneca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seneca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0615, Longitude: -99.5104    
<6>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.
<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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