Garretson, South Dakota

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Garretson, South Dakota
City
Downtown Garretson
Location of Garretson in South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°42′52″N 96°30′7″W / 43.71444°N 96.50194°W / 43.71444; -96.50194Coordinates: 43°42′52″N 96°30′7″W / 43.71444°N 96.50194°W / 43.71444; -96.50194
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Minnehaha
Area
 • Total 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 1,503 ft (458 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,166
 • Density 804.1/sq mi (310.5/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Garretson is a city in the eastern part of the U.S. state of South Dakota. It is located in Minnehaha County, and 1,166 people lived there at the 2010 census.[1] Garretson became a city in 1891.[2] A popular place in the city is Devil's Gulch, the place where Jesse James jumped over a wide cliff on his horse and got away from the police after trying to rob a bank in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1876.[3] Garretson gets its name from a banker named A.S. Garretson.[4]

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