Gann Valley, South Dakota

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Gann Valley
Unincorporated community
Gann Valley is located in South Dakota
Gann Valley
Gann Valley
Gann Valley is located in the US
Gann Valley
Gann Valley
Location within the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°2′0″N 98°59′15″W / 44.03333°N 98.98750°W / 44.03333; -98.98750Coordinates: 44°2′0″N 98°59′15″W / 44.03333°N 98.98750°W / 44.03333; -98.98750
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Buffalo
Founded 1885
Elevation 1,604 ft (489 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 14
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 57341
Area code(s) 605
Website http://www.gannvalley.com/

Gann Valley is an unincorporated community in, and the county seat of, Buffalo County, South Dakota, United States.[2] The town had a population of 14 as of the 2010 census. It is the smallest unincorporated county seat in the United States.[3]

The community was founded in 1885 by Herst Gann in a valley on Crow Creek just east of the Crow Creek Reservation.[4][5] Gann donated the courthouse in the community and A.L. Spencer donated 30 acres resulting in the community becoming the county seat. In 1886 the county seat was moved to Buffalo Center but was moved back to Gann in 1888.[6]

Its ZIP code is 57341.

The center of population of South Dakota is located in Gann Valley.[7] Gann Valley holds the record for the hottest temperature in South Dakota (120 °F (49 °C)).[8]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gann Valley has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/content/smallest-county-seat-us-now-gann-valley
  4. ^ http://www.travelinfomap.com/City_GannValley.html
  5. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 38. 
  6. ^ http://truedakotan.com/news/gann-valley-turns-125-this-weekend/
  7. ^ "Population and Population Centers by State - 2000". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  8. ^ "July, 2006 Record Heat". National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Gann Valley, South Dakota