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1890 Communities Near Wessington Springs ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wessington Springs had a population of 200 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Wessington Springs had a population of 911 people.

  • Alpena [Jerauld County]
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    • Alpena [Jerauld County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alpena had a post office and railroad service
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  • Ames [Hand County]
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    • Ames [Hand County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Wessington Springs
    • 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
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  • Crow Lake [Jerauld County]
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    • Crow Lake [Jerauld County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Wessington Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crow Lake had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
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    • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Wessington Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forestburg had a post office and railroad service
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  • Gann Valley [Buffalo County]
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    • Gann Valley [Buffalo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Wessington Springs
    • 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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  • Huron [Beadle County]
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    • Huron [Beadle County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,038 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,380 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Huron had a post office and railroad service
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  • James Valley Junction [Beadle County]
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    • James Valley Junction [Beadle County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Valley Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, James Valley Junction had railroad service and no post office
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  • Letcher [Sanborn County]
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    • Letcher [Sanborn County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Letcher had a post office and railroad service
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    • Lyonville [Brule County]
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      • Lyonville [Brule County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Wessington Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 49 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lyonville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Mount Vernon [Davison County]
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      • Mount Vernon [Davison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
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    • Plankinton [Aurora County]
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      • Plankinton [Aurora County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Wessington Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plankinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 604 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 730 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Plankinton had a post office and railroad service
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    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Wessington Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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
    • Virgil [Beadle County]
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      • Virgil [Beadle County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgil have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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
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    • Wessington [Beadle County]
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      • Wessington [Beadle County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Wessington Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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
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    • White Lake [Aurora County]
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      • White Lake [Aurora County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Wessington Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 366 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, White Lake had a post office and railroad service
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    • Wolsey [Beadle County]
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      • Wolsey [Beadle County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Wessington Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolsey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 399 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wolsey had a post office and railroad service
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    • Woonsocket [Sanborn County]
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      • Woonsocket [Sanborn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Wessington Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 687 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 648 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Woonsocket had a post office and railroad service
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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 Wessington Springs, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wessington Springs) 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 Wessington Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wessington Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wessington Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0808, Longitude: -98.5718       In this case, the coordinates for Wessington Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
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