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Welcome to Wessington Springs ...

The city of Wessington Springs is located in Jerauld County<1> and is the County Seat for Jerauld County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Wessington Springs: Wessington Spgs. (or less commonly used: Wessington Spngs. or Wessington Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wessington Springs has a population of 911 people<3> (see below for details).

Wessington Springs is 1,660 feet [506 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Wessington Springs is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wessington Springs had an population of 911 people. This is a decrease of 4.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wessington Springs had a population of 956 people (or 46.16% of the total population of Jerauld County). This makes Wessington Springs the county's most populous community.

The population of Wessington Springs represents 0.12% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 91st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 956 people, the population of Wessington Springs decreased 5.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,011 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wessington Springs.

Communities near Wessington Springs ...

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

  • Woonsocket [Sanborn County]
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    • Woonsocket [Sanborn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Wessington Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 648 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woonsocket<6>
  • Alpena [Jerauld County]
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    • Alpena [Jerauld County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpena<6>
  • Lane [Jerauld County]
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    • Lane [Jerauld County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<6>
  • Virgil [Beadle County]
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    • Virgil [Beadle County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgil<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Storla [Aurora County]
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      • Storla [Aurora County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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.
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    • Cuthbert [Sanborn County]
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      • Cuthbert [Sanborn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
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    • Gann Valley [Buffalo County]
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      • Gann Valley [Buffalo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Wessington Springs
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 14 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gann Valley<6>
    • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
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      • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the east of Wessington Springs
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
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    • Wolsey [Beadle County]
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      • Wolsey [Beadle County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolsey<6>
    • Letcher [Sanborn County]
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      • Letcher [Sanborn County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> 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<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 Wessington Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wessington Springs.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wessington Springs. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wessington Springs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wessington Springs ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Jerauld, 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 Wessington Springs.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wessington Springs - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 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).
<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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