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Welcome to White Owl ...

White Owl is located in Meade County<1>.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), White Owl had a population of 372 people.<2> (see below for details).

White Owl is 2,790 feet [850 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of White Owl is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

White Owl lies within the (605) area code.

The ZIP code for White Owl: 57792<4>

Communities near White Owl ...

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

  • Plainview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of White Owl.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
  • Enning
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enning
    • Enning lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of White Owl.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enning have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enning
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enning<7>
  • Marcus
  • Red Owl
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
    • Red Owl lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of White Owl.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Owl
  • Union Center
  • Howes
  • Elm Springs
  • Opal
  • Bridger
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
    • Bridger lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the east of White Owl.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
  • Creighton

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 White Owl. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for White Owl.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for White Owl ...

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

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

The official website for Meade County:

The official website for State of South Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Meade, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for White Owl.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around White Owl - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 White Owl). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether White Owl or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- White Owl) 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 White Owl. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from White OwlOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Owl. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5929, Longitude: -102.4291    
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>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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