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Welcome to Cedar Canyon ...

Cedar Canyon is located in Meade County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Cedar Canyon, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Cedar Canyon, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1914.

A typical abbreviation for Cedar Canyon: Cedar Cyn. (or less commonly used: Cedar Canyn. or Cedar Cnyn.)

Cedar Canyon is 2,980 feet [908 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Cedar Canyon is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Cedar Canyon (for example, toward Iron Lightning), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Cedar Canyon is within the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Cedar Canyon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Cedar Canyon - it's located in Idaho.

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

Communities near Cedar Canyon ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Cedar Canyon.

  • Opal
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Fairpoint
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairpoint
    • Fairpoint is located in Meade County
  • Mud Butte
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Zeona
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Red Owl
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
    • Red Owl is located in Meade County
  • Hoover
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
    • Hoover is located in Butte County

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cedar Canyon ...

Looking for more information about Cedar Canyon? 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 Cedar Canyon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Cedar Canyon.

Adding Cedar Canyon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cedar Canyon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cedar Canyon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Cedar Canyon post office opened in 1914.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cedar Canyon.

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

The official website for Meade County:

The official website for State of South Dakota:

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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cedar Canyon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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