Ideal, South Dakota

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Unincorporated community
Ideal is located in South Dakota
Ideal is located in the US
Location within the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°32′36″N 99°55′17″W / 43.54333°N 99.92139°W / 43.54333; -99.92139Coordinates: 43°32′36″N 99°55′17″W / 43.54333°N 99.92139°W / 43.54333; -99.92139
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Tripp
Elevation 1,886 ft (575 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 57541
GNIS feature ID 1266832[1]

Ideal is an unincorporated community in northern Tripp County, South Dakota, United States, named for its superb farmland. It lies north of the city of Winner, the county seat.[2] Its elevation is 1,886 feet (575 m).[1]

Ideal's town site was considered to be "ideal" for farming, hence the name.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Ideal, South Dakota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '05. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2005, p. 93.
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 43.