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Welcome to Wessington ...

The city of Wessington is primarily located in Beadle County<1>. A portion of Wessington extends into Hand County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wessington has a population of 177 people<3> (see below for details).

Wessington is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Wessington lies within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wessington had an population of 177 people. This is an increase of 4.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wessington had a population of 170 people. This makes Wessington the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Wessington represents 0.02% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 262nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 170 people, the population of Wessington decreased 31.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 248 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wessington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Wessington - it's located in Alabama.

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

Communities near Wessington ...

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

  • Miller [Hand County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Miller
    • Miller [Hand County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Wessington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,334 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<6>
  • Wolsey [Beadle County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Wolsey
    • Wolsey [Beadle County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Wessington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolsey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolsey<6>
  • Saint Lawrence [Hand County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lawrence
    • Saint Lawrence [Hand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Wessington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 185 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Lawrence<6>
  • Hitchcock [Beadle County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hitchcock
    • Hitchcock [Beadle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Wessington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 95 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hitchcock<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Broadland [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadland
      • Broadland [Beadle County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Wessington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadland
    • Virgil [Beadle County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Virgil
      • Virgil [Beadle County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Wessington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgil<6>
    • Bonilla [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonilla
      • Bonilla [Beadle County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Wessington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonilla
    • Tulare [Spink County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulare have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulare
      • Tulare [Spink County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Wessington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulare<6>
    • Alpena [Jerauld County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Alpena
      • Alpena [Jerauld County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Wessington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpena<6>
    • Huron [Beadle County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Huron
      • Huron [Beadle County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the east of Wessington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,380 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huron<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. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wessington.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wessington ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Beadle County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Beadle County: www.beadlecounty.org/

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 Beadle, 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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wessington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Wessington) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wessington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wessington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4541, Longitude: -98.6970       In this case, the coordinates for Wessington 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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