Renner, South Dakota

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Unincorporated community
Renner is located in South Dakota
Location within the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°38′44″N 096°43′41″W / 43.64556°N 96.72806°W / 43.64556; -96.72806Coordinates: 43°38′44″N 096°43′41″W / 43.64556°N 96.72806°W / 43.64556; -96.72806
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Minnehaha
Founded 1898
Named for Leonard Renner
Elevation 1,434 ft (437 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 57055
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-54140[1]
GNIS feature ID 1257356[1]

Renner is an unincorporated community in Minnehaha County in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Renner has been assigned the ZIP code of 57055. The demographics of Renner are not listed separately by the United States Census Bureau, but are included within those of Mapleton Township. The 2000 Census reported a total population of 2,128 for all of Mapleton Township.[2]

Renner lies just north of Sioux Falls on South Dakota Highway 115. It lies in the valley of the Big Sioux River on a line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad.

After completing the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in May 1927, Charles Lindbergh made a stop in Renner on August 27, 1927. Contemporary estimates reported that between thirty and forty thousand people came to Renner to welcome him.


Renner was founded in 1898, and a depot along the Milwaukee Railroad was built here in 1907. The town is named after Leonard Renner, a local farm on whose land the depot was built.[3]

Renner Church[edit]

Renner Lutheran Church, founded in 1868 as Nidaros Church by Norwegian immigrants, is reportedly the oldest ELCA church in South Dakota.[4] The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Renner Lutheran Sanctuary.[5]

Notable native[edit]

  • Ben Olafson, from the children's show The Puzzle Place, was from Renner.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "Census Demographic Profiles, Mapleton Township" (PDF). CenStats Databases. Retrieved 2009-01-31. [dead link]
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 58. 
  4. ^ "History of Renner Lutheran Church". Archived from the original on 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  5. ^ "SOUTH DAKOTA - Minnehaha County". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 

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