Tripp County, South Dakota
Towns & Areas


Most of the towns in Tripp County were dreams, abandoned, not even a ghost town. But, the name stuck, becoming a name for mail delivery and a community. A school, church, postoffice/store and cemetery were often established. Through the years, they too were abandoned, but the community remained and identifies a particular area. Several of these communities are Coburn, Colina, Clearfield, Danton, Dorian, Ideal, Jordan, Keyapaha, Komer, Lakeview (Area), Linden, McNeely, Millboro, Pahapesto, Paxton, Shoemaker and Wewela. The government thought to assist the settlers in their new home by organizing federal townsites. There were four in Tripp County: Hamill, McNeely, Wewela, and Witten.

Augusta (Bordo) [historical] Bliss [historical] Carter
Chaneyville (No P.O.) [historical] Clearfield Coburn-Eastview [historical]
Colome (Winona) Cottonwood Springs (No P.O.) [historical] Courshon (No P.O.) [historical]
Danton [historical] Dorian [historical] Gooby [historical]
Hamill (Gould, Roseland, Wamblee) Houston [historical] Ideal
Jordan [historical] Kenyon [historical] Keyapaha [historical]
Komer [historical] Lakeview (No P.O.) [historical] Lamro [historical]
Linden [historical] Magnet [historical] McLain [historical]
McNeely (Scriven, Minneota) [historical] Millboro Pahapesto [historical]
Red Hill (No P.O.) [historical] Shoemaker [historical] Smith Town (No P.O.) [historical]
Wayne [historical] Wewela (Augusta, Bordo) Winner
Old Witten [historical] New Witten

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