Java, SD

Quick City Facts

County: Walworth
Population (2019): 127
Population (2010): 129

Data provided by US Census Bureau (2019)

Java, South Dakota, boasts a captivating history that dates back to its establishment in the late 19th century. Named after the island of Java in Indonesia, the town was founded by settlers drawn to the fertile lands of the region.

Initially thriving as an agricultural community, Java experienced growth with the arrival of the railroad, which facilitated trade and commerce. Over the years, Java has evolved while preserving its small-town charm and rich heritage, which is showcased through its historic landmarks and community traditions.

Despite its small size, Java offers a variety of activities for visitors and residents to enjoy. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the picturesque landscapes surrounding the town, with opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife photography. Hunting and fishing are popular pastimes, with abundant game and fishing spots in the nearby areas.

Cultural enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the local arts scene by attending community events, such as festivals, concerts, and art shows. Additionally, exploring the town’s historic sites, including old churches and pioneer homesteads, provides insight into Java’s past and the lives of its early settlers.

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