Photos taken by Fran VanBockel
The City of Gettysburg is located 15 miles east of the Missouri River in Central South Dakota. The city can be accessed via South Dakota Highway 212 and South Dakota Highway 83. At about 1.89 square miles, Gettysburg homes 1162 residents. According to the 2010 Census, there were 558 households with an average of 2.08 people per household.
The City of Gettysburg is home to 68 businesses. The average home price is $150,000.
Gettysburg is a popular area for hunters, especially during Pheasant Season. There are multiple hotels to stay at during your hunting trip to Gettysburg! Check out our City Businesses section to find the hotel right for you!
There are 8 churches in the City of Gettysburg. Please take a look at our "City Churches" page for more information about some of the churches we have in town.
The Potter County Library is located next door to the Dakota Sunset Museum. For more information, see their Facebook page here:
The City of Gettysburg is the home of the Battlers. There is an Elementary School and High School, the latter of which has been recently updated with a new gym, weight lifting room, and new overall Junior High/High School building. The mission of the Gettysburg School is to provide students with the educational background and tools to allowthem to optimize their potential for success in the global society they will live and work in. For more information, please check out the school website here:
The City of Gettysburg has a hospital, Gettysburg Memorial Hospital, as well as Oahe Manor, which is a nursing home.
If you wish to get ahold of either, their information is below:
Gettysburg Memorial Hospital
606 E. Garfield Ave.
Gettysburg, SD 57442
700 E Garfield Ave.,
Gettysburg, SD 57442
The average temperatures are as follows:
January: 21.7 F
July: 75.6 F
And the average annual precipitation is 19.69 inches.
The Gettysburg – Whitlock Bay Development Corporation has been involved with numerous projects over the years that have had an impact on the community.
Starting with the Loitwood Park and continuing with the Downtown Renovation project that replaced lighting and sidewalks, the Gettysburg- Whitlock Bay Development Corporation has played a major role in many area improvements. The Firehall and New School were projects the development corporation worked on, as well as the Gettysburg Track revitalization. Other projects that have received help from the Development Corporation include the Retirement Village Apartments and the Super 8 / Gettysburg Inn. The Development Corporation worked closely with the City of Gettysburg to secure the Mid-Dakota Rural Water project for the area.
In addition, the GWBDC manages its revolving loan fund that has assisted over 30 small businesses. Business plan assistance through the GWBDC and the Small Business Development Center is always available.
The Development Corporation maintains a strong relationship with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Northeast Council of Governments, The Department of Agriculture and other government agencies.
The Gettysburg-Whitlock Bay Development Corporation meets monthly and the meetings are open to the public. The office is located in the Mini Mall. Office hours vary so appointments are suggested. The phone is 765-2731 and email is GWBDC@venturecomm.net.
Members of the Board are Cindy Frost, President, Todd Oster, Vice President, Sandy Hagny, Mike Whiteis, Nathanael Williams, Ryan Persoon, Shirlee Drew, Beth Sieler-Joachim, and Robert Sheckler. Coordinator is Kara Williams.
City of Gettysburg Employment Opportunities
The application for all Municipal jobs can be found here:
At this time, the City of Gettysburg has this position open:
Seasonal Maintenance Worker for Park Projects
City of Gettysburg Employees
The City of Gettysburg employees about 18 full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers.
Sheila Schatz, Head Finance Officer, Full-Time
Susanne Conradie, Deputy Finance Officer, Part-Time
Russell Anderson, Head of Maintenance, Full-Time
Greg Gerber, Asst Maintenance, Full-Time
Tyler Jost, Maintenance Worker, Full-Time
Allen Pope-Maintenance Worker, Full-Time
Bert Van Essen, Rubble Site, Seasonal
Dave Mogard, Police Chief, Full-Time
Shiann Haupert, Police Officer, Full Time
Nadine Simon, Pool Manager, Part-Time
Steven Zuber, Ambulance Director, Volunteer