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Welcome to Watauga ...

Watauga is located in Corson County<1>.

The pronunciation of Watauga: wuh-TAW-guh<2>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Watauga had a population of 29 people.<3> (see below for details).

Watauga is 2,260 feet [689 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Watauga is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel south from Watauga, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Watauga: (605)

The ZIP code for Watauga: 57660<5>

Communities Also Named Watauga ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Watauga - they are located in Kentucky (2), North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Watauga ...

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

  • McIntosh (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
    • McIntosh lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Watauga and is located in Corson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<8>
  • Morristown (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morristown
    • Morristown lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Watauga and is located in Corson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morristown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morristown<8>
  • Keldron (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Bullhead (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullhead
    • Bullhead lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Watauga and is located in Corson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullhead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullhead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullhead<8>
  • Saint Gertrude (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Gertrude
    • Saint Gertrude lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the north of Watauga and is located in Grant County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Gertrude
  • Porcupine (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Shields (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Lemmon (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemmon
    • Lemmon lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<6> to the west of Watauga and is located in Perkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,160 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemmon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemmon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemmon<8>
  • Leith (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leith
    • Leith lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<6> to the north of Watauga and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leith have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leith
  • Selfridge (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selfridge
    • Selfridge lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<6> to the east of Watauga and is located in Sioux County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selfridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selfridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selfridge<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 Watauga. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Watauga.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watauga ...

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Watauga

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Corson County

About South Dakota

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Watauga. 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 Watauga. 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 Watauga.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watauga - 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 Watauga). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Watauga 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Watauga) 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 Watauga. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WataugaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watauga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9229, Longitude: -101.5395    
<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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