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Our Genealogy Helper for Sweetland ...

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

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


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Sweetland (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Sweetland. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Sweetland is historic, it would have been located within present day Hand County.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hand County: Beadle, Buffalo, Faulk, Hyde, Jerauld & Spink.

Below are the counties that are near Sweetland. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sweetland:

  • Hand County     (The home county of Sweetland)
    • Ames [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
      • Ames [Hand County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sweetland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
    • Miller [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller
      • Miller [Hand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<3>
    • Saint Lawrence [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lawrence
      • Saint Lawrence [Hand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Lawrence<3>
    • Ree Heights [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ree Heights
      • Ree Heights [Hand County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ree Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ree Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ree Heights<3>
    • Florence [Hand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Hand County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 374 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Polo [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo
      • Polo [Hand County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polo
  • Beadle County
    • Wessington [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington
      • Wessington [Beadle County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington<3>
    • Wolsey [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolsey
      • Wolsey [Beadle County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolsey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolsey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolsey<3>
    • Virgil [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgil
      • Virgil [Beadle County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgil have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgil<3>
    • Bonilla [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonilla
      • Bonilla [Beadle County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Sweetland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonilla
    • Broadland [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadland
      • Broadland [Beadle County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadland
    • Hitchcock [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hitchcock
      • Hitchcock [Beadle County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 95 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hitchcock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hitchcock<3>
    • Huron [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron
      • Huron [Beadle County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huron<3>
    • Morningside [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morningside
      • Morningside [Beadle County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Sweetland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morningside
  • Brule County
    • Lyonville [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyonville
      • Lyonville [Brule County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the south of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 49 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyonville
    • Pukwana [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pukwana
      • Pukwana [Brule County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pukwana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pukwana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pukwana<3>
    • Chamberlain [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlain
      • Chamberlain [Brule County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chamberlain<3>
  • Buffalo County
    • Gann Valley [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gann Valley
      • Gann Valley [Buffalo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Sweetland
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 14 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gann Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gann Valley<3>
    • Shelby [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Buffalo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Fort Thompson [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Thompson
      • Fort Thompson [Buffalo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sweetland
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Thompson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Thompson<3>
  • Faulk County
    • Orient [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
      • Orient [Faulk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient<3>
    • Rockham [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockham
      • Rockham [Faulk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockham<3>
    • Zell [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zell
      • Zell [Faulk County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zell
  • Hughes County
    • Harrold [Hughes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrold
      • Harrold [Hughes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrold have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrold<3>
  • Hyde County
    • Stephan [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephan
      • Stephan [Hyde County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephan<3>
    • Highmore [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highmore
      • Highmore [Hyde County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 726 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highmore<3>
    • Holabird [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holabird
      • Holabird [Hyde County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west of Sweetland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holabird have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holabird
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holabird<3>
  • Jerauld County
    • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington Springs
      • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington Springs<3>
    • Alpena [Jerauld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpena
      • Alpena [Jerauld County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpena have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpena<3>
    • Lane [Jerauld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Jerauld County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<3>
  • Lyman County
    • Lower Brule [Lyman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Brule
      • Lower Brule [Lyman County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sweetland
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 24 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Brule have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Brule
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lower Brule<3>
  • Sanborn County
    • Woonsocket [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
      • Woonsocket [Sanborn County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woonsocket<3>
  • Spink County
    • Tulare [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulare
      • Tulare [Spink County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulare have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulare<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Sweetland, see our County-by-County Page for Sweetland.

Newspapers Published in Sweetland ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 71 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sweetland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sweetland, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sweetland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sweetland:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Sweetland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sweetland.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Sweetland covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Sweetland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery
  • Rosehill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosehill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosehill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosehill Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Sweetland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosehill Cemetery
  • G A R Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the G A R Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the G A R Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • G A R Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on G A R Cemetery
  • Cedar Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cedar Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Sweetland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cemetery
  • New Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Zion Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Sweetland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Zion Cemetery
  • St. Anns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anns Cemetery
    • The St. Anns Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the east of Miller.To be more accurate, St. Anns Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anns Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #97512<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Lawrence Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lawrence Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lawrence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Lawrence Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lawrence Cemetery
    • McNair Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McNair Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McNair Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McNair Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Sweetland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNair Cemetery
    • Wessington Cemetery
    • Morningside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morningside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morningside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Morningside Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Sweetland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morningside Cemetery
    • McCord Cemetery
    • Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Sweetland.
      • Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Lillihaug Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2408942<5>
    • Earlville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Earlville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Earlville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Earlville Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Sweetland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlville Cemetery
    • Beulah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beulah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beulah Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Sweetland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Cemetery
    • Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Spring Hill Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Sweetland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

Sweetland itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 16 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Sweetland, with the one closest to Sweetland listed first.

  • Sweetland [Hand County] - Historic
    • While Sweetland was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetland
    • Sweetland [Hand County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Sweetland
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ames [Hand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
    • Ames [Hand County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sweetland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ames had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
  • Miller [Hand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller
    • Miller [Hand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 536 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,334 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Miller had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<3>
  • Saint Lawrence [Hand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lawrence
    • Saint Lawrence [Hand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 320 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 185 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Lawrence<3>
  • Wessington [Beadle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington
    • Wessington [Beadle County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Sweetland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 177 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wessington had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington<3>
  • Ree Heights [Hand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ree Heights
    • Ree Heights [Hand County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Sweetland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ree Heights had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ree Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ree Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ree Heights<3>
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    • Bramhall [Hyde County] - Historic
      • While Bramhall was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramhall
      • Bramhall [Hyde County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Sweetland
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bramhall had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bramhall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gann Valley [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gann Valley
      • Gann Valley [Buffalo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Sweetland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 14 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gann Valley had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Florence [Hand County] - Historic
      • While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Hand County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 374 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stephan [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephan
      • Stephan [Hyde County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Sweetland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 192 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stephan had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Wolsey [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolsey
      • Wolsey [Beadle County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Sweetland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 399 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wolsey had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolsey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Highmore [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highmore
      • Highmore [Hyde County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Sweetland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 435 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 726 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Highmore had a post office and railroad service
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    • Burdette [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdette
      • Burdette [Hand County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Sweetland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Burdette had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burdette have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burdette
    • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington Springs
      • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Sweetland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wessington Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington Springs<3>
    • Virgil [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgil
      • Virgil [Beadle County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Sweetland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Virgil had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgil have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgil<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sweetland. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sweetland.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sweetland ...

While our initial data about Sweetland came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sweetland in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Sweetland.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Sweetland:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Sweetland. See our Misc Page for Sweetland for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Dakota

About Hand County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Sweetland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Sweetland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3405, Longitude: -98.9848       In this case, the coordinates for Sweetland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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