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Welcome to Wakpala ...

Wakpala is located in Corson County<1>.

The pronunciation of Wakpala: wahk-PAH-luh<2>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Wakpala had a population of 301 people.<3> (see below for details).

Wakpala is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The area code for Wakpala: (605)

The ZIP code for Wakpala: 57658<5>

Communities near Wakpala ...

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

  • Mobridge [Walworth County]
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    • Mobridge [Walworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Wakpala
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mobridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mobridge<8>
  • Sitka [Walworth County]
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    • Sitka [Walworth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Wakpala
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sitka have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sitka
  • McLaughlin [Corson County]
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    • McLaughlin [Corson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Wakpala
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLaughlin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 653 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaughlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McLaughlin<8>
  • Jeffrey [Corson County] - Historic
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    • Jeffrey [Corson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Wakpala
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffrey have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 535 people
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Little Eagle [Corson County]
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      • Little Eagle [Corson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Wakpala
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 319 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Eagle<8>
    • Glenham [Walworth County]
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      • Glenham [Walworth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Wakpala
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 105 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenham<8>
    • Kenel [Corson County]
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      • Kenel [Corson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Wakpala
      • Estimated population in 2014: 61 people
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    • Mahto [Corson County]
    • Trail City [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trail City
      • Trail City [Corson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Wakpala
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trail City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trail City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trail City<8>
    • Pollock [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
      • Pollock [Campbell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northeast of Wakpala
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollock have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollock<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 Wakpala. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wakpala.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wakpala ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Corson County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wakpala. 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 Corson, 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 Wakpala. 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 Wakpala.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wakpala - 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 Wakpala). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wakpala 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wakpala) 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 Wakpala. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wakpala

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wakpala. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6572, Longitude: -100.5364    
<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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