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Wentworth, South Dakota 57075
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 43° 59.878 W 096° 57.829
14T E 663255 N 4873662
Quick Description: Small town post office.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2009 6:24:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM6BZ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 2

Long Description:
Located in eastern Lake County, South Dakota, just off SD Highway 34, Wentworth has a population of 183, as of July 2007, a 5% decrease since the 2000 census.

The towne experienced a major setback a few years ago when the highway was re-routed from through the town to a mile south of town.

This project really hurt the business community and many businesses when broke.

Today, the town has very few businesses left.

The town was incorporated on October 5, 1896 and is made up of German, Norwegian, Irish, Dutch, and Swedish ancestry and was named for George Wentworth, by his son Renaldo, a local settler.

Several large lakes are near Wentworth, offering a fisherman's paradise year round.

Just south of Wentworth is Dakota Ethanol, LLC., which produces approximately 48 million gallons of ethanol annually. Dakota Ethanol was designed as a 40 million gallon facility and began operations in September, 2001. Through plant efficiencies and production & technology enhancements, the plant continues to operate well above nameplate capacity.

Lake Area Corn Processors, LLC, comprised of about 1000 members, owns Dakota Ethanol, LLC. Forty high-quality jobs have been created along with a significant local economic impact.

Ethanol production at Dakota Ethanol consumes about 17 million bushels of corn from the region and provides not only an environmentally friendly fuel, but also a valuable high quality livestock feed for local, regional and national markets.

Type of structure:: Stand Alone

Current Status:: Still in Use

re-enter Zip Code here:: Not listed

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