South Dakota has its share of tiny towns. But the tiniest of the tiny go to the villages of Hillsview and White Rock. The focus of this story will be White Rock with simple criteria. #1 I've been to White Rock and even have a few photos.

A few years ago I took a trip around the inside border of the state of South Dakota. Looking back, it was one of the best weeks I had in radio. I saw some land that 'not many' South Dakotan's have seen and met some friendly people along the way.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app

White Rock is in the EXTREME Northeast corner of South Dakota in Roberts County. As of the last census taken, White Rock, along The Bois de Sioux River which according to Wikipedia drains Lake Traverse, the southernmost body of water in the Hudson Bay watershed of North America. Roberts County boasted a population of 3.

White Rock wasn't always a tiny, abandoned town. Back in the day, or more specifically was established in 1884. And if you take a look at the monument below you'll get the picture that where I was standing that day, things used to be much more active and bustling!

JD Collins/KIKN via Sprint Sioux Flls
JD Collins/KIKN via Sprint Sioux Flls
loading...

Standing there and taking the photo that day left me with a bit of an eerie feeling. To think that 100 years ago, there was literally a bustling town that was now all but gone was crazy. 7 Grain Elevators and 600 people. As of 2010, there were 3. THREE.

I'd like to take a trip back to Roberts County and see if any of those three people are still there.

Thank you for sharing this story with your Facebook and Twitter Friends!

See the Must-Drive Roads in Every State

South Dakota Foods You Must Try

Some foods are distinctly South Dakota. How many of these amazing South Dakota dishes have you tried?!

If you live in South Dakota chances are you've eaten many of the items on this food list.

But if you are visiting our state or if you just haven't gotten around to chowing down on these great eats, you need to get on it.

Some foods are distinctly South Dakotan. Here are the 9 South Dakota Foods You Must Try Before You Check Out …

More From KSOO-AM / ESPN Sioux Falls