Wecota, South Dakota

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Wecota is an unincorporated community in Faulk County, South Dakota, United States.

Wecota was founded in 1907 as a station stop on a branch line of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway built that year between Conde and LeBeau, South Dakota. Railway service to Wecota ended in 1940.

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Location of Wecota, South Dakota

Wecota is located at Latitude: 45.1725 and Longitude: -99.11722. Elevation: 1558 ft.

Wecota has been assigned the ZIP code 57438 and the FIPS place code 46-69900.[1] The local area code is 605.

The town has two streets, Main Street and Third Avenue. The town was platted with 5 streets and 5 avenues but only Main Street and Third avenue developed.

The post office opened April 10, 1907. Wecota is 9 miles north of Faulkton, the county seat.

The name is thought to come from the Sioux language and mean friend.[2]

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Coordinates: 45°10′21″N 99°07′03″W / 45.17250°N 99.11750°W / 45.17250; -99.11750