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Welcome to Buffalo Gap ...

The town of Buffalo Gap is located in Custer County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buffalo Gap has a population of 144 people<3> (see below for details).

Buffalo Gap is 3,260 feet [994 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Buffalo Gap is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Buffalo Gap: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buffalo Gap had an population of 144 people. This is an increase of 14.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buffalo Gap had a population of 126 people. This makes Buffalo Gap the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Buffalo Gap represents 0.02% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 287th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 126 people, the population of Buffalo Gap decreased 23.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 164 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Buffalo Gap.

Communities Also Named Buffalo Gap ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Buffalo Gap - they are located in Texas (2) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Buffalo Gap ...

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

  • Hot Springs [Fall River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
    • Hot Springs [Fall River County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Buffalo Gap
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,502 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<6>
  • Oral [Fall River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oral
    • Oral [Fall River County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Buffalo Gap
    • Estimated population in 2014: 206 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oral
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oral<6>
  • Ivanhoe [Custer County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
    • Ivanhoe [Custer County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Buffalo Gap
    • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Pringle [Custer County]
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    • Pringle [Custer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Buffalo Gap
    • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pringle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pringle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pringle<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fairburn [Custer County]
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      • Fairburn [Custer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Buffalo Gap
      • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairburn<6>
    • State Game Lodge [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Game Lodge
      • State Game Lodge [Custer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Buffalo Gap
      • Estimated population in 2014: 29 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Game Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Game Lodge
    • Smithwick [Fall River County]
    • Cascade Springs [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Springs
      • Cascade Springs [Fall River County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Buffalo Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Springs
    • Oelrichs [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oelrichs
      • Oelrichs [Fall River County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the south of Buffalo Gap
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oelrichs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oelrichs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oelrichs<6>
    • Custer [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Custer County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the northwest of Buffalo Gap
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buffalo Gap. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Buffalo Gap.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buffalo Gap ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

About Custer County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buffalo Gap. 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 Custer, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buffalo Gap.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buffalo Gap - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Buffalo Gap) 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 Buffalo Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo Gap

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4925, Longitude: -103.3144       In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo Gap have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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