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Castlewood, South Dakota 57223
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 44° 43.370 W 097° 01.881
14T E 655906 N 4954046
Quick Description: Small town post office.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2009 5:41:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM6CDM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 0

Long Description:
Located on the northern edge of Hamlin County, South Dakota, on SD Highway 22, Castlewoods has a population of 671 as of July 2007, a slight decrease from the 2000 Census.

German, Norwegian, Dutch, Irish, and English ancestries make up the local population.

Castlewood was platted in 1881, and in 1882 the Chicago and Northwestern railroad built a branch line through the Big Sioux Valley with the turntable at Castlewood. It was said that the engineer of the first train passing through what is now known as Castlewood was a man named Castle, and the conductor was a man named Wood. By 1883, Castlewood was a prosperous town with 20 dwellings, 23 business places, two hotels, two lumber sheds, two lime houses, two blacksmith shops, a harness shop and two churches. By 1884, two mills and four large grain warehouses were built. The town is situated in the center of one of the richest agricultural sections of northeastern Hamlin County.
Type of structure:: Stand Alone

Current Status:: Still in Use

re-enter Zip Code here:: Not listed

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