Owanka, South Dakota

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Owanka, South Dakota
Unincorporated community
Owanka is located in South Dakota
Location of Owanka in South Dakota.
Coordinates: 44°01′19″N 102°35′14″W / 44.021932°N 102.587283°W / 44.021932; -102.587283Coordinates: 44°01′19″N 102°35′14″W / 44.021932°N 102.587283°W / 44.021932; -102.587283
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Pennington
Population estimate from Rapid City Journal newspaper article[1]
 • Total 2
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 57767
Area code(s) 605

Owanka is an unincorporated community in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States.[2] Although not tracked by the United States Census Bureau, Owanka has been assigned the ZIP Code of 57767.[3]


A post office called Owanka was first established in 1907.[4] Owanka is a name derived from the Sioux language, meaning "good camping ground".[5]

Now mostly a ghost town, a single family resides in Owanka.[6] In addition to those two people, several others reside outside the town limits.[1]

External Links[edit]

South Dakota Magazine offers a photo gallery of old Owanka buildings in this article reference:[7]