Garretson, South Dakota
The City of Parks
|• Mayor||Greg Beaner|
|• 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)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||804.1/sq mi (310.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1255211|
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. Garretson became a city in 1891. 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. Garretson gets its name from a banker named A.S. Garretson.
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- "Profile for Garretson, South Dakota". ePodunk. Archived from the original on 2014-08-22. Retrieved 2013-11-23.