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The Cities and communities of Tripp County, South Dakota *


Banner, Beaver Creek, Black, Brunson, Bull Creek

Carter, Clearfield, Colome, Condon, Curlew

Dog Ear


Gassman, Greenwood

Hamill, Holsclaw, Huggins

Ideal, Irwin


Keyapaha, King

Lake, Lamro, Lincoln, Lone Star, Lone Tree


New Witten

Pahapesto, Plainview, Pleasant Valley, Pleasant View, Progressive

Rames, Rosedale, Roseland

Star Prairie, Star Valley, Stewart, Sully



Weaver, Wewela, Willow Creek, Wilson, Winner (County Seat), Witten, Wortman, Wright

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Tripp County, South Dakota

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


County Courthouse
200 East Third Street
County Courthouse
Winner, SD 57580-1841

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1910 - 8,323
1920 - 11,970
1930 - 12,712
1940 - 9,937
1950 - 9,139
1960 - 8,761
1970 - 8,171
1980 - 7,268
1990 - 6,924
2000 - 6,430
2004 - 6,075
2007 - 5,806

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 3,036

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Tripp County is located in south-central South Dakota adjacent to the Nebraska border

Neighboring Counties include:
North - Lyman County
East - Gregory County
South - Keya Paha County, Nebraska
Southwest - Todd County
Northwest - Mellette County

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The area has low humidity most of the year. There is virtually no air pollution here. The county has clear weather much of the time with the most precipation falling during the spring and summer months

Average spring temperature: 48.5
Average summer temperature: 76.5
Average fall temperature: 52.7
Average winter temperature: 20.1

Current weather page for Tripp County

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income
2000 - $28,333

Per Capita Income
2000 - $13,776

Median age:
2000 - 39.5 years

Median house or condo value
2000 - $45,500
2007 - $73,505

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The Dakota Territory was created in 1861. It included the land that is now North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and eastern Montana. Tripp County was founded in 1909 and named for Bartlett Tripp who was the chief justice of the Dakota Territory Supreme Court from 1886 to 1889. Though created in 1873, the organization of the county did not occur until an election was held on 1 June 1909. The first county seat was Lamro but in 1910, after the general election, Winner was named the county seat. Chinese Ringneck Pheasants were released along Dog Ear Creek in 1913 and they thrived here helping the area to become famous for excellent hunting.

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Total area: 1,617 square miles
Land area: 1,614 square miles
Water area: 4 square miles

Mountain Peaks and Summits in Tripp County

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Tripp County GenWeb page
Linkpendium genealogy page for Tripp County
The Political Graveyard for Tripp County

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Tripp County Public Library
425 West Monroe St.
Winner, SD 57580
Phone: 605-842-0330

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Winner School District

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Main sectors of the local economy include cattle, wheat, oats and alfalfa

South Central Development Corp

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Organizations & Groups

Winner Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 605-842-153

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Attractions & Other Information

Winner Regional Healthcare Center
745 East 8th Street
Winner, SD 57580
Phone: 605-842-7100

Oyate Trail - South Dakota - Where Cultures Meet

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