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Welcome to Ward ...

The town of Ward is located in Moody County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ward has a population of 52 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ward.

Ward is 1,750 feet [533 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Ward: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ward had an population of 52 people. This is an increase of 8.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ward had a population of 48 people. This makes Ward the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 48 people, the population of Ward increased 17.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 41 people).

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

Adding Ward to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Ward elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ward on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Ward ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Ward - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Brunswick, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Ward ...

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

  • Brookings [Brookings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookings
    • Brookings [Brookings County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Ward
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,415 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookings
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookings<6>
  • Pipestone [Pipestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipestone
    • Pipestone [Pipestone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ward
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,046 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipestone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pipestone<6>
  • Flandreau [Moody County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flandreau
    • Flandreau [Moody County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ward
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,316 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flandreau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flandreau
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flandreau<6>
  • Medary [Brookings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medary
    • Medary [Brookings County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Ward
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,442 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medary
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tyler [Lincoln County]
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      • Tyler [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Ward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,069 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<6>
    • Aurora [Brookings County]
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      • Aurora [Brookings County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Ward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<6>
    • Elkton [Brookings County]
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      • Elkton [Brookings County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Ward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<6>
    • Lake Benton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Benton
      • Lake Benton [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Ward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Benton<6>
    • Egan [Moody County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egan
      • Egan [Moody County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Ward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Egan<6>
    • Trent [Moody County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trent
      • Trent [Moody County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Ward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trent<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 Ward. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ward.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ward ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Moody County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ward. 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 Moody, 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 have 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 Ward.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ward - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ward) 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 Ward. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ward

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ward. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1552, Longitude: -96.4612       In this case, the coordinates for Ward have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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