Houghton, South Dakota

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Houghton is located in South Dakota
Location within the state of South Dakota
Houghton is located in the United States
Houghton (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°45′47″N 98°12′36″W / 45.76306°N 98.21000°W / 45.76306; -98.21000Coordinates: 45°45′47″N 98°12′36″W / 45.76306°N 98.21000°W / 45.76306; -98.21000[1]
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
Elevation1,302 ft (397 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)605

Houghton is an unincorporated community in Brown County, South Dakota, United States. Although not tracked by the Census Bureau, Houghton has been assigned the ZIP code of 57449.


Houghton was platted in 1886.[2] It was named for C. W. Houghton, an original owner of the town site.[2] A post office was established in Houghton in 1886.[3]

Notable People[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Houghton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1980-02-13. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  2. ^ a b Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 85.
  3. ^ "Brown County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Ralph Herseth". National Governors Association. Retrieved 19 October 2013.