Garretson, South Dakota

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Garretson, South Dakota
Garretson, SD 1.jpg
Nickname(s): 
The City of Parks
Location in Minnehaha County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Minnehaha County and the state of 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
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyMinnehaha
Incorporated1891[1]
Government
 • MayorGreg Beaner
Area
 • Total1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
1,503 ft (458 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,166
 • Estimate 
(2015)[2]
1,201
 • Density804.1/sq mi (310.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57030
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-23820
GNIS feature ID1255211[3]
Websitewww.visitgarretson.com/

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.[4] Garretson became a city in 1891.[5] 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.[6] Garretson gets its name from a banker named A.S. Garretson.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  2. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
  5. "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
  6. Kirby, Doug; Smith, Ken; Wilkins, Mike. "Devil's Gulch - Jesse James Jumped Here". RoadsideAmerica.com. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
  7. "Profile for Garretson, South Dakota". ePodunk. Retrieved 2013-11-23.

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