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Welcome to Belle Fourche ...

The city of Belle Fourche is located in Butte County<1> and is the County Seat for Butte County.

The location of Belle Fourche has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Belle Fourche: bel -- FOOSH<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Belle Fourche has a population of 5,702 people<4> (see below for details).

Belle Fourche is 3,020 feet [920 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Belle Fourche is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Belle Fourche lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Belle Fourche: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Belle Fourche had an population of 5,702 people. This is an increase of 1.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belle Fourche had a population of 5,594 people (or 55.33% of the total population of Butte County). This makes Belle Fourche the county's most populous community.

The population of Belle Fourche represents 0.69% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,594 people, the population of Belle Fourche increased 22.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,565 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Belle Fourche.

Communities near Belle Fourche ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Belle Fourche.

  • Spearfish [Lawrence County]
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    • Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Belle Fourche
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,756 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spearfish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spearfish<7>
  • North Spearfish [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Spearfish
    • North Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Belle Fourche
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,221 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Spearfish
  • Whitewood [Lawrence County]
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    • Whitewood [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Belle Fourche
    • Estimated population in 2019: 979 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitewood<7>
  • Saint Onge [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Onge
    • Saint Onge [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Belle Fourche
    • Estimated population in 2014: 342 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Onge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Onge<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nisland [Butte County]
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      • Nisland [Butte County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Belle Fourche
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nisland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nisland<7>
    • Fruitdale [Butte County]
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      • Fruitdale [Butte County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Belle Fourche
      • Estimated population in 2019: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitdale<7>
    • Beulah [Crook County]
    • Aladdin [Crook County]
    • Carbonate [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbonate
      • Carbonate [Lawrence County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Belle Fourche
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbonate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Crook City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crook City
      • Crook City [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Belle Fourche
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crook City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Belle Fourche. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Belle Fourche.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Belle Fourche. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Belle Fourche.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Belle Fourche. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Belle Fourche.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belle Fourche ...

Looking for more information about Belle Fourche? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Belle Fourche, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Belle Fourche.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Belle Fourche. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Butte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Belle Fourche. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Belle Fourche.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belle Fourche - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Belle Fourche) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belle Fourche. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Belle Fourche

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belle Fourche. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6644, Longitude: -103.8524       In this case, the coordinates for Belle Fourche have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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