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Bonesteel, South Dakota

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Welcome to Bonesteel ...

The city of Bonesteel is located in Gregory County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Bonesteel has a population of 274 people<1> (see below for details).

Bonesteel is 1,960 feet [597 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Bonesteel lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bonesteel is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

The ZIP code for Bonesteel: 57317<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bonesteel had a population of 275 people (which is 6.44% of the total population of Gregory County). This makes Bonesteel the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Bonesteel represents 0.03% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 214th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 275 people, the population of Bonesteel decreased 7.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 297 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Bonesteel had an population of 274 people. This is a decrease of 0.36% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.74% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bonesteel.

Communities near Bonesteel ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fort Randall   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the East (E) of Bonesteel

Burke   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Bonesteel

Unorganized Territory of West Gregory   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Bonesteel

Spencer   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Bonesteel

Located in Boyd County (NE)

Butte   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Bonesteel

Located in Boyd County (NE)

Geddes   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bonesteel

Located in Charles Mix County

Unorganized Territory of East Gregory   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bonesteel

Fairfax   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Bonesteel

Herrick   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Bonesteel

Saint Charles   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Bonesteel

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bonesteel.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bonesteel. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bonesteel. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bonesteel. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bonesteel:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bonesteel ...

Looking for more information about Bonesteel? 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 Bonesteel, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bonesteel.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Gregory County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bonesteel.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bonesteel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bonesteel). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bonesteel or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bonesteel) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonesteel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0763, Longitude: -98.9462     [Map].

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