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Welcome to Timber Lake ...

The city of Timber Lake is located in Dewey County<1> and is the County Seat for Dewey County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Timber Lake, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1910.

A typical abbreviation for Timber Lake: Timber Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Timber Lake has a population of 498 people<2> (see below for details).

Timber Lake is 2,170 feet [661 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Timber Lake is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Timber Lake lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Timber Lake (for example, toward Mobridge), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Timber Lake is located in the (605) area code.

The ZIP code for Timber Lake: 57656<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Timber Lake had an population of 498 people. This is an increase of 12.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Timber Lake had a population of 443 people (or 8.36% of the total population of Dewey County). This makes Timber Lake the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Timber Lake represents 0.05% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 171st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 443 people, the population of Timber Lake has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 443 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Timber Lake.

Communities Also Named Timber Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Timber Lake - they are located in Illinois (2) and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Timber Lake ...

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

  • Whitehorse
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehorse have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehorse
    • Whitehorse is located in Dewey County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 276 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehorse <6>
  • Isabel
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isabel have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isabel
    • Isabel is located in Dewey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Isabel <6>
  • Green Grass
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grass
    • Green Grass is located in Dewey County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 35 people
  • Trail City
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trail City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trail City
    • Trail City is located in Corson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trail City <6>
  • Glencross
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Firesteel
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Little Eagle
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Eagle
    • Little Eagle is located in Corson County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 319 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Eagle <6>
  • Bullhead
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullhead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullhead
    • Bullhead is located in Corson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullhead <6>
  • Parade
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
  • Ridgeview
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
    • Ridgeview is located in Dewey County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 47 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeview <6>

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Timber Lake ...

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

Adding Timber Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Timber Lake 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 Timber Lake was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Timber Lake post office opened in 1910.

We also found Timber Lake on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Dakota (1937).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Timber Lake.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Timber Lake. 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 Dewey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Timber Lake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Timber Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Timber Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Timber Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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