Garretson, South Dakota
|Garretson, South Dakota|
Location of Garretson in South Dakota
|• 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)|
|• 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. 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.
References[change | change source]
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- Kirby, Doug; Smith, Ken; Wilkins, Mike. "Devil's Gulch - Jesse James Jumped Here". RoadsideAmerica.com. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- "Profile for Garretson, South Dakota". ePodunk. Retrieved 2013-11-23.