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Ideal, South Dakota

Ideal is an unincorporated community in northern Tripp County, South Dakota, United States, named for its superb farmland. It lies north of the city of Winner, the county seat.[2] Its elevation is 1,886 feet (575 m).[1]

Unincorporated community
Ideal is located in South Dakota
Location within the state of South Dakota
Ideal is located in the US
Ideal (the US)
Coordinates: 43°32′36″N 99°55′17″W / 43.54333°N 99.92139°W / 43.54333; -99.92139Coordinates: 43°32′36″N 99°55′17″W / 43.54333°N 99.92139°W / 43.54333; -99.92139
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Tripp
Elevation 1,886 ft (575 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 57541
Area code(s) 605
GNIS feature ID 1266832[1]

Ideal's town site was considered to be "ideal" for farming, hence the name.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Ideal, South Dakota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '05. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2005, p. 93.
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 43.