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Welcome to Fort Thompson ...

Fort Thompson is located in Buffalo County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Fort Thompson: Ft. Thompson

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Fort Thompson had a population of 1,282 people.<3> (see below for details).

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

Time Zone: Fort Thompson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fort Thompson is located in the (605) area code.

Communities near Fort Thompson ...

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

  • Chamberlain [Brule County]
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    • Chamberlain [Brule County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Fort Thompson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chamberlain<6>
  • Oacoma [Lyman County]
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    • Oacoma [Lyman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Fort Thompson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 471 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oacoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oacoma<6>
  • Reliance [Lyman County]
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    • Reliance [Lyman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Thompson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reliance<6>
  • Stephan [Hyde County]
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    • Stephan [Hyde County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Fort Thompson
    • Estimated population in 2014: 192 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephan<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Lyman [Lyman County]
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      • East Lyman [Lyman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Thompson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shelby [Buffalo County]
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      • Shelby [Buffalo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Thompson
      • Estimated population in 2014: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lyman [Lyman County]
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      • Lyman [Lyman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Thompson
      • Estimated population in 2014: 43 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lower Brule [Lyman County]
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      • Lower Brule [Lyman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Fort Thompson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 24 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Brule have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Brule
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lower Brule<6>
    • Ames [Hand County]
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      • Ames [Hand County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Thompson
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    • Gann Valley [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gann Valley
      • Gann Valley [Buffalo County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the east of Fort Thompson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 14 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gann Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gann Valley<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 Thompson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Thompson.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Thompson ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Thompson. 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 Buffalo, 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 Thompson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Thompson - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Thompson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Thompson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Thompson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Thompson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0686, Longitude: -99.4379       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Thompson 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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