Carpenter, South Dakota

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Carpenter, South Dakota
Unincorporated community
Carpenter is located in South Dakota
Carpenter is located in the US
Location within the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°38′15″N 97°54′59″W / 44.63750°N 97.91639°W / 44.63750; -97.91639Coordinates: 44°38′15″N 97°54′59″W / 44.63750°N 97.91639°W / 44.63750; -97.91639
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Clark
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 57322
Main Street of Carpenter during an average weekday

Carpenter is an unincorporated community in Clark County, South Dakota, United States. Although not tracked by the Census Bureau, Carpenter has been assigned the ZIP code of 57322.

Despite the city's size of one square city block, businesses such as Wheat Growers, the Carpenter Cafe, Dick's Garage, and the post office flourish here.

Carpenter was named by postmaster John C. Opsahl for his recently deceased friend, G. W. Carpenter, a land office agent in nearby Watertown, Codington County.[1][2]


  1. ^ Feature Detail Report for: Carpenter, Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior,
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 30.