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Our Genealogy Helper for Fairburn ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Fairburn (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Fairburn. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Fairburn is located in Custer County.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Custer County: Fall River, Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Niobrara (WY) & Weston (WY).

Below are the counties that are near Fairburn. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Fairburn:

  • Custer County     (The home county of Fairburn)
    • Hermosa [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
      • Hermosa [Custer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermosa<3>
    • State Game Lodge [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Game Lodge
      • State Game Lodge [Custer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • 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
    • Spokane [Custer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spokane
      • Spokane [Custer County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spokane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buffalo Gap [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Gap
      • Buffalo Gap [Custer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo Gap<3>
    • Pringle [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pringle
      • Pringle [Custer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn
      • 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<3>
    • Sanator [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanator
      • Sanator [Custer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanator have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanator
    • Custer [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Custer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn
      • 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<3>
    • Fourmile [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourmile
      • Fourmile [Custer County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 70 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourmile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile
    • Ivanhoe [Custer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
      • Ivanhoe [Custer County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn
      • 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.
  • Fall River County
    • Oral [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oral
      • Oral [Fall River County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Fairburn
      • 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<3>
    • Hot Springs [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Fall River County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn
      • 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<3>
    • Smithwick [Fall River County]
    • Cascade Springs [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Springs
      • Cascade Springs [Fall River County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn
      • 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
    • Rocky Ford [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Fall River County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Oelrichs [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oelrichs
      • Oelrichs [Fall River County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Fairburn
      • 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<3>
    • Heppner [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heppner
      • Heppner [Fall River County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heppner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heppner
    • Edgemont [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgemont
      • Edgemont [Fall River County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgemont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgemont<3>
  • Lawrence County
    • Merritt [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merritt
      • Merritt [Lawrence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merritt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merritt
    • Nemo [Lawrence County]
    • Tomahawk [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomahawk
      • Tomahawk [Lawrence County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 36 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomahawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomahawk
    • Greenwood [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Lawrence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • Greenwood has also been known as:
      • Laflin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Meade County
    • Blackhawk [Meade County]
    • Summerset [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerset
      • Summerset [Meade County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,660 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerset
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerset<3>
    • Piedmont [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Meade County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<3>
    • Viewfield [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viewfield
      • Viewfield [Meade County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 44 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viewfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viewfield
  • Pennington County
    • Frenchtown [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
      • Frenchtown [Pennington County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Harney [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harney
      • Harney [Pennington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 64 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harney
    • Keystone [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Pennington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<3>
    • Rockerville [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockerville
      • Rockerville [Pennington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockerville<3>
    • Stratosphere Bowl [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratosphere Bowl
      • Stratosphere Bowl [Pennington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 72 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratosphere Bowl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratosphere Bowl
    • Colonial Pine Hills [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Pine Hills
      • Colonial Pine Hills [Pennington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Pine Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Pine Hills
    • Sheridan [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Pennington County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Green Valley [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
      • Green Valley [Pennington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 51 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
    • Wildwood Addition [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Addition
      • Wildwood Addition [Pennington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood Addition
    • Caputa [Pennington County]
    • Farmingdale [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmingdale
      • Farmingdale [Pennington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 10 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmingdale
    • Hill City [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
      • Hill City [Pennington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,032 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<3>
    • Murphy [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Pennington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Fairburn, see our County-by-County Page for Fairburn.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Fairburn ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairburn.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Fairburn. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Fairburn and those printed in the larger area surrounding Fairburn.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Fairburn.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Fairburn:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Fairburn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fairburn.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Fairburn covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Fairburn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairburn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairburn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairburn Cemetery
  • Buffalo Gap Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buffalo Gap Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buffalo Gap Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buffalo Gap Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Fairburn.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Gap Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
    • The Mountain View Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Keystone.To be more accurate, Mountain View Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn.
    • Mountain View Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Keystone Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #97167<4>
  • Hines Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hines Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hines Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hines Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Fairburn.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines Cemetery
  • Pringle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pringle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pringle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pringle Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pringle Cemetery
  • Rockerville Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
    • Hot Springs National Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hot Springs National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hot Springs National Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hot Springs National Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs National Cemetery
    • Custer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Custer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Custer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Custer Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Fairburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Pine Lawn Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Lawn Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Lawn Memorial Park lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Lawn Memorial Park
    • Larsen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Larsen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Larsen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Larsen Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larsen Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
      • The Mountain View Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Rapid City.More precisely, Mountain View Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #97276<4>
    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Calvary Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Smithwick Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smithwick Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smithwick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Smithwick Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Fairburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithwick Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Fairburn had a population of 75 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Fairburn had a population of 98 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Fairburn, with the one closest to Fairburn listed first.

  • Fairburn [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairburn
    • Fairburn [Custer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fairburn
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairburn had a post office and railroad service
    • 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<3>
  • Hermosa [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
    • Hermosa [Custer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 172 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hermosa had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermosa<3>
  • Spokane [Custer County] - Historic
    • While Spokane was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spokane
    • Spokane [Custer County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
    • Estimated population in 2014: 3,237 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spokane had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spokane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Buffalo Gap [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Gap
    • Buffalo Gap [Custer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Fairburn
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 501 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buffalo Gap had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Gap
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo Gap<3>
  • Hayward [Pennington County] - Historic
    • While Hayward was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayward
    • Hayward [Pennington County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hayward had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Pringle [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pringle
    • Pringle [Custer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pringle had railroad service and no post office
    • 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<3>
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    • Folsom [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom
      • Folsom [Custer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairburn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 15 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Folsom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folsom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom
    • Rockerville [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockerville
      • Rockerville [Pennington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockerville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockerville<3>
    • Custer [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Custer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 790 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,969 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Custer had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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<3>
    • Hot Springs [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Fall River County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,423 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,502 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hot Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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<3>
    • Sheridan [Pennington County] - Historic
      • While Sheridan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Pennington County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 447 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Berne [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berne
      • Berne [Custer County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Berne had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berne
    • Argyle [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Custer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Argyle had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
    • Erskine [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erskine
      • Erskine [Fall River County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairburn
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Erskine had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erskine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erskine
    • Farmingdale [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmingdale
      • Farmingdale [Pennington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairburn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Farmingdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmingdale

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Fairburn. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fairburn.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fairburn ...

While our initial data about Fairburn came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Fairburn in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Fairburn.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Fairburn:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Fairburn in these Censuses: 2010-2000. See our Census Page for Fairburn for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Fairburn. See our Misc Page for Fairburn for more information.

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 Fairburn. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Fairburn) 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 Fairburn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairburn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6867, Longitude: -103.2088       In this case, the coordinates for Fairburn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fairburn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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