Keldron, South Dakota was founded in 1909 with the arrival of the railroad and the opening of the Standing Rock Reservation for settlement. Keldron received its name from the word caldron, which means a large kettle or a warm place or shelter. Keldron, SD is surrounded by a ring of hills giving it the impression of large kettle.
With the arrival of the homesteaders, Keldron grew rapidly and thrived for many years. Like so many small agricultural towns in South Dakota, when the railroad left, Keldron started a steady decline that is evident today from the boarded up buildings and ghost town appearance. There are still a few residential homes, a couple of businesses and a church left in Keldron.
Picture your next travel stop in Keldron, South Dakota!