South Dakota Town With Population of 2 is One of the Smallest in U.S.
Sioux Falls is far and away the largest city in the state of South Dakota. In fact, its population just surpassed 200,000 residents for the first time earlier this year. But South Dakota's smallest town is just as interesting and is around a four-hour drive from the Sioux Falls metro.
Travel anywhere around the Mount Rushmore State and you'll find plenty of small towns on every corner of the map. But the tiniest settlement in the entire state is East River and it's not too far off from the North Dakota border.
So, where is the tiniest town in all of South Dakota?
That would be the tiny town of Hillsview, in McPherson County. In the photo above you can see the town's lonely Main Street.
According to the latest census, Hillsview has a population of just two people.
Believe it or not, Hillsview has been around for quite some time. It was first incorporated way back in 1887 and at one point (in the 1930s) had a population of about 100 people.
Hillsview gets its name on account of the town's high elevation and place amongst the hilly northern part of East River, South Dakota.
Some of the other tiny towns in South Dakota are Lily (population 4), Farmer (population 10), and Green Grass (population 22).
To get to Hillsview from the Sioux Falls Metro area, just take I-29 North and head towards Watertown. Shortly after you pass it, take the Waverly exit, heading west. Check out the map below for a better idea of exactly where Hillsview is, and how to get there.
To see the list of the 10 smallest towns in the entire state, check out this article from earlier this year.