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Our Genealogy Helper for Wessington Springs ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Wessington Springs (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wessington Springs. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Wessington Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Wessington Springs: Wessington Spgs. (or less commonly used: Wessington Spngs. or Wessington Sprngs.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Wessington Springs is located in Jerauld County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jerauld County: Aurora, Beadle, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Hand & Sanborn.

Below are the counties that are near Wessington Springs. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Wessington Springs:

  • Jerauld County     (The home county of Wessington Springs)
    • Lane [Jerauld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Jerauld County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<3>
    • Alpena [Jerauld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpena
      • Alpena [Jerauld County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpena<3>
  • Aurora County
    • Storla [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Storla
      • Storla [Aurora County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Storla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Storla
    • Plankinton [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plankinton
      • Plankinton [Aurora County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plankinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plankinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plankinton<3>
    • White Lake [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Lake
      • White Lake [Aurora County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Lake<3>
    • Stickney [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Aurora County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stickney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stickney<3>
  • Beadle County
    • Virgil [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgil
      • Virgil [Beadle County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgil<3>
    • Wolsey [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolsey
      • Wolsey [Beadle County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolsey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolsey<3>
    • Wessington [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington
      • Wessington [Beadle County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington<3>
    • Huron [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron
      • Huron [Beadle County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huron<3>
    • Morningside [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morningside
      • Morningside [Beadle County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morningside
    • Broadland [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadland
      • Broadland [Beadle County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadland
    • Cavour [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavour
      • Cavour [Beadle County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cavour<3>
    • Huron Colony [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron Colony
      • Huron Colony [Beadle County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2014: 403 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron Colony
    • Yale [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yale
      • Yale [Beadle County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yale<3>
    • Hitchcock [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hitchcock
      • Hitchcock [Beadle County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 95 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hitchcock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hitchcock<3>
  • Brule County
    • Lyonville [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyonville
      • Lyonville [Brule County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2014: 49 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyonville
    • Kimball [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [Brule County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<3>
    • Pukwana [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pukwana
      • Pukwana [Brule County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pukwana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pukwana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pukwana<3>
  • Buffalo County
    • Gann Valley [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gann Valley
      • Gann Valley [Buffalo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Wessington Springs
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 14 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gann Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gann Valley<3>
    • Shelby [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Buffalo County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2014: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
  • Davison County
    • Mount Vernon [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Davison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<3>
    • Loomis [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
      • Loomis [Davison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loomis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<3>
    • River Bluff Addition [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bluff Addition
      • River Bluff Addition [Davison County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bluff Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bluff Addition
    • Mitchell [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Davison County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<3>
  • Hand County
    • Ames [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
      • Ames [Hand County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Wessington Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
    • Saint Lawrence [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lawrence
      • Saint Lawrence [Hand County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Lawrence<3>
    • Miller [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller
      • Miller [Hand County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<3>
  • Hanson County
    • Plano [Hanson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plano
      • Plano [Hanson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2014: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plano have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plano
  • Kingsbury County
    • Iroquois [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iroquois
      • Iroquois [Kingsbury County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iroquois have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iroquois
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iroquois<3>
  • Miner County
    • Fedora [Miner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fedora
      • Fedora [Miner County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Wessington Springs
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 37 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fedora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fedora<3>
  • Sanborn County
    • Woonsocket [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
      • Woonsocket [Sanborn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woonsocket<3>
    • Cuthbert [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuthbert
      • Cuthbert [Sanborn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuthbert
    • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
      • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Wessington Springs
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
    • Letcher [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letcher
      • Letcher [Sanborn County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Letcher<3>
    • Artesian [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesian
      • Artesian [Sanborn County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Artesian<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Wessington Springs, see our County-by-County Page for Wessington Springs.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Wessington Springs ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 103 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wessington Springs.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wessington Springs. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wessington Springs and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wessington Springs.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Wessington Springs.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Wessington Springs:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Wessington Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wessington Springs.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Wessington Springs covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Prospect Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prospect Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prospect Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect Hill Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Wessington Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
  • Viola Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Viola Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Viola Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Viola Valley Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viola Valley Cemetery
  • Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hope Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Wessington Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Cemetery
  • Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Wessington Springs.
    • Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Lillihaug Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chery Twp. Pioneer Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2408942<5>
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairview Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Wessington Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Earlville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Earlville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Earlville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Earlville Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Wessington Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlville Cemetery
    • Charity Cemetery
    • Solberg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Solberg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Solberg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Solberg Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solberg Cemetery
    • German Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the German Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the German Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • German Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Cemetery
    • Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
    • Feistner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Feistner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Feistner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Feistner Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feistner Cemetery
    • Salem Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Salem Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wessington Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
    • Rest Haven Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rest Haven Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rest Haven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rest Haven Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rest Haven Cemetery
    • Eventide Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eventide Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eventide Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eventide Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Wessington Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eventide Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

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.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Wessington Springs, with the one closest to Wessington Springs listed first.

  • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington Springs
    • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wessington Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington Springs<3>
  • Crow Lake [Jerauld County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Lake
    • Crow Lake [Jerauld County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Wessington Springs
    • 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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Lake
  • Alpena [Jerauld County]
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    • Alpena [Jerauld County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alpena had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Woonsocket [Sanborn County]
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    • Woonsocket [Sanborn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> 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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  • Virgil [Beadle County]
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    • Virgil [Beadle County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
    • 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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gann Valley [Buffalo County]
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    • Gann Valley [Buffalo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> 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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    • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
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      • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> 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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    • Wolsey [Beadle County]
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      • Wolsey [Beadle County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 399 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wolsey had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lyonville [Brule County]
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      • Lyonville [Brule County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Wessington Springs
      • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Letcher [Sanborn County]
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      • Letcher [Sanborn County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • James Valley Junction [Beadle County]
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      • James Valley Junction [Beadle County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, James Valley Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Valley Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • White Lake [Aurora County]
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      • White Lake [Aurora County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Wessington Springs
      • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Plankinton [Aurora County]
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      • Plankinton [Aurora County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Wessington Springs
      • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plankinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wessington [Beadle County]
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      • Wessington [Beadle County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Wessington Springs
      • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Huron [Beadle County]
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      • Huron [Beadle County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
      • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Wessington Springs. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wessington Springs.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wessington Springs ...

While our initial data about Wessington Springs came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wessington Springs in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Wessington Springs.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Wessington Springs:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Wessington Springs in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Wessington Springs for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wessington Springs. See our Misc Page for Wessington Springs for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jerauld County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wessington Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Wessington Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wessington Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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