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Welcome to Eagle Butte ...
The location of Eagle Butte has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Eagle Butte, you might consider that their post office opened in 1910.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Eagle Butte has a population of 1,472 people<3> (see below for details).
Eagle Butte is 2,410 feet [735 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Eagle Butte is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Eagle Butte lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Eagle Butte (for example, toward Dupree), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
Eagle Butte is within the (605) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eagle Butte had an population of 1,472 people. This is an increase of 11.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 137.8% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Eagle Butte had a population of 1,318 people (which is 24.86% of the total population of Dewey County). This makes Eagle Butte the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Eagle Butte represents 0.16% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 70th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,318 people, the population of Eagle Butte increased 112.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 619 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Eagle Butte.
Communities near Eagle Butte ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Eagle Butte.
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 Eagle Butte. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Eagle Butte.
We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Eagle Butte. See our Newspapers Page for Eagle Butte.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eagle Butte ...
Looking for more information about Eagle Butte? 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 Eagle Butte, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Eagle Butte.
Adding Eagle Butte to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Eagle Butte 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 Eagle Butte was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>
We also found Eagle Butte on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Dakota (1937).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Eagle Butte.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 27 Sep 2023