Volga, SD

Quick City Facts

County: Brookings
Population (2019): 2,028
Population (2010): 1,768

Data provided by US Census Bureau (2019)

Drive through Volga and discover friendly neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, and impressively landscaped yards. The community of 1,500 people is a safe and comfortable place to raise a family or to enjoy your retirement years. Volga is abundant with economic development opportunities, concentrated on the north side of the city along US Highway 14 and the DM&E Railroad. Just 10 minutes from Brookings, the drive to Volga is quick and easy thanks to the four-lane Hwy 14.

History

Volga was founded by the Western Town Lot Company on December 27, 1879 by Col. Arthur Jacoby. It was originally named Bandy Town after the Bandy family who were early settlers there. Later, the railroad assigned it the name Volga not after the Volga River, as some believe, but after the Iowa town of the same name.

Recreation / Community Events

Volga City Park, located along Samara Avenue, is fun and historic. Plans for the Volga City Park were carried out in 1907 when the first trees were planted on the west edge of Volga. Since then, land has been donated and the park has grown to include an old rural schoolhouse, a log house built in 1872, barred cells from the original Volga jailhouse, a display of antique machinery, and the Brookings County Museum. But the Volga City Park is not just for historians, the park sports picnic shelters, volleyball court, horse-shoe pits, playground equipment and a beautiful swimming pool and bathhouse.

The Brookings County Museum, located at the Volga City Park, showcases history from the early days of settlement in the area. Included in the museum is vintage farm equipment with an antique tool room along with a one-room country school house.

Picturesque Meadow Creek Golf Course features natural prairie and wetland topography. This great 9-hole course is open to the public. The Meadow Creek Golf Course is located on the southeast edge of Volga.

The Volga area boasts many hunting areas and lakes within 50 miles of its city limits. Oakwood Lakes State Park, open to campers, is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Volga. Lake Poinsett is about 28 miles to the northwest, and Lake Campbell is just 12 miles to the southeast. In addition, undeveloped Lake Sinai and Lake Goldsmith offer great fishing all year round with ample northern, bullheads, walleye, and perch. Brookings County is a hunter’s paradise with abundant deer, pheasants, ducks and geese in season.

Contact Information

  • City of Volga: 226 Kasan Avenue, PO Box 217, Volga, SD 57071
  • Website: volgacity.com

Source: City of Volga

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