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Welcome to Fort Pierre ...

The city of Fort Pierre is located in Stanley County<1> and is the County Seat for Stanley County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Fort Pierre: Ft. Pierre

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Pierre has a population of 2,217 people<3> (see below for details).

Fort Pierre is 1,440 feet [439 m] above sea level.<4>.

Fort Pierre is within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Pierre had an population of 2,217 people. This is an increase of 6.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Pierre had a population of 2,078 people (or 70.06% of the total population of Stanley County). This makes Fort Pierre the county's most populous community.

The population of Fort Pierre represents 0.26% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,078 people, the population of Fort Pierre increased 4.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,991 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Pierre.

Communities near Fort Pierre ...

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

  • Oahe [Hughes County]
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    • Oahe [Hughes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Pierre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oahe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 474 people
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  • Lacy [Stanley County]
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    • Lacy [Stanley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Pierre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 66 people
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  • Teton [Stanley County]
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    • Teton [Stanley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Pierre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 59 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teton
  • Alto [Hughes County]
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    • Alto [Hughes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Fort Pierre
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Okobojo [Sully County]
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      • Okobojo [Sully County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Fort Pierre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okobojo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blunt [Hughes County]
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      • Blunt [Hughes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Pierre
      • Estimated population in 2019: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blunt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blunt<6>
    • Onida [Sully County]
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      • Onida [Sully County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Pierre
      • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onida
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onida<6>
    • Mission Ridge [Stanley County]
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      • Mission Ridge [Stanley County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Pierre
      • Estimated population in 2014: 177 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission Ridge<6>
    • Vivian [Lyman County]
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      • Vivian [Lyman County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the south of Fort Pierre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vivian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vivian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vivian<6>
    • Draper [Jones County]
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      • Draper [Jones County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<5> to the south of Fort Pierre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Draper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<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 Fort Pierre. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Pierre.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Pierre. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Pierre.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Pierre ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Pierre. 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 Stanley, 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 Fort Pierre.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Pierre - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Pierre) 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 Fort Pierre. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Pierre

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Pierre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3628, Longitude: -100.3799       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Pierre 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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