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Welcome to Deadwood ...

The city of Deadwood is located in Lawrence County<1> and is the County Seat for Lawrence County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Deadwood has a population of 1,296 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Deadwood.

Deadwood is 4,520 feet [1,378 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Deadwood is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Deadwood: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Deadwood had an population of 1,296 people. This is an increase of 2.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Deadwood had a population of 1,270 people (or 5.27% of the total population of Lawrence County). This makes Deadwood the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Deadwood represents 0.16% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 74th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,270 people, the population of Deadwood decreased 7.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,380 people).

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

Communities Also Named Deadwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Deadwood - they are located in Alberta, British Columbia, California (5), Kentucky, Oregon and Texas.

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

Communities near Deadwood ...

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

  • Spearfish [Lawrence County]
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    • Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Deadwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,900 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spearfish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spearfish<6>
  • Sturgis [Meade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgis
    • Sturgis [Meade County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Deadwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,978 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<6>
  • North Spearfish [Lawrence County]
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    • North Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Deadwood
    • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Spearfish
  • Gregory [Lawrence County] - Historic
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    • Gregory [Lawrence County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Deadwood
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,264 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Whitewood [Lawrence County]
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      • Whitewood [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Deadwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitewood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitewood<6>
    • Piedmont [Meade County]
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      • Piedmont [Meade County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Deadwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 895 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<6>
    • Trojan [Lawrence County]
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      • Trojan [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Deadwood
      • Estimated population in 2014: 627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trojan
    • Tinton [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinton
      • Tinton [Lawrence County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Deadwood
      • Estimated population in 2014: 477 people
    • Saint Onge [Lawrence County]
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      • Saint Onge [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Deadwood
      • Estimated population in 2014: 342 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Onge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Onge<6>
    • Preston [Lawrence County]
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      • Preston [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Deadwood
      • Estimated population in 2014: 185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Deadwood. Our list includes 35 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Deadwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Deadwood ...

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

Adding Deadwood to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Deadwood was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Deadwood on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lawrence County: www.lawrence.sd.us/

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 Lawrence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Deadwood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Deadwood - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Deadwood) 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 Deadwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DeadwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deadwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3769, Longitude: -103.7302    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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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