Castlewood, South Dakota
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 44° 43.700 W 097° 01.610
14T E 656249 N 4954665
Quick Description: Population 669
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2011 5:29:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMC8Z9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
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.

US Representative Kristi Noem is from Castlewood.
Address: North 4th Avenue

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