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Welcome to Bend ...

Bend is located in Meade County<1>.

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

Bend is 2,920 feet [890 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Bend is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Bend is located in the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Bend ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Bend - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon (2), Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bend.

Communities near Bend ...

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

  • Rapid City [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapid City
    • Rapid City [Pennington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Bend
    • Estimated population in 2019: 77,503 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapid City<5>
  • Box Elder [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Elder
    • Box Elder [Pennington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Bend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Box Elder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,119 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Elder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Box Elder<5>
  • Rapid Valley [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapid Valley
    • Rapid Valley [Pennington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Bend
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 8,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid Valley
  • Summerset [Meade County]
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    • Piedmont [Meade County]
    • New Underwood [Pennington County]
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      • New Underwood [Pennington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Underwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Underwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Underwood<5>
    • Murphy [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Pennington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 482 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Canyon Country Estates
      • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Canyon Country Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Canyon Country Estates
    • Sioux Village [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux Village
      • Sioux Village [Pennington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sioux Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux Village
    • Wildwood Addition [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Addition
      • Wildwood Addition [Pennington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood Addition

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 Bend. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bend.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bend. 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 Bend.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bend. See our Newspapers Page for Bend.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bend ...

Looking for more information about Bend? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bend, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bend.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Meade County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Meade County: www.meadecounty.org/

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 Meade, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Bend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2278, Longitude: -103.0102       In this case, the coordinates for Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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