Owanka, South Dakota facts for kids
|Owanka, South Dakota|
|Population estimate from Rapid City Journal newspaper article|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
The first settlement at Owanka was made in 1888. A post office called Owanka was established in 1907. Owanka is a name derived from the Sioux language, meaning "good camping ground."
Now mostly a ghost town, a single family resides in Owanka. In addition to those two people, several others reside outside the town limits.
South Dakota Magazine offers a photo gallery of old Owanka buildings in this article reference:
Owanka, South Dakota Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.