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Welcome to Frenchtown ...

So far, we have found very little information about Frenchtown. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Frenchtown to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Frenchtown, please Contact Us.


Frenchtown would have been located within present day Pennington County<2>.

The location of Frenchtown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Frenchtown had a population of 274 people.<4> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Frenchtown is 4,400 feet [1,341 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Frenchtown is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Frenchtown was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Frenchtown still existed, it would have been in the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Frenchtown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Frenchtown - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Indiana, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island and Texas.

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

Communities near Frenchtown ...

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

  • Rapid City [Pennington County]
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    • Rapid City [Pennington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Frenchtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 77,503 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapid City<7>
  • Rapid Valley [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapid Valley
    • Rapid Valley [Pennington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Frenchtown
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 8,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid Valley
  • Custer [Custer County]
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    • Custer [Custer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Frenchtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,969 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<7>
  • Sanator [Custer County]
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    • Sanator [Custer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Frenchtown
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,350 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanator have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanator
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hill City [Pennington County]
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      • Hill City [Pennington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Frenchtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,032 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<7>
    • Johnson Siding [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Siding
      • Johnson Siding [Pennington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Frenchtown
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Siding
    • Murphy [Pennington County]
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      • Murphy [Pennington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Frenchtown
      • Estimated population in 2014: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Sheridan [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Pennington County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Frenchtown
      • Estimated population in 2014: 447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hermosa [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
      • Hermosa [Custer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Frenchtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermosa<7>
    • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Canyon Country Estates
      • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Frenchtown
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Canyon Country Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Canyon Country Estates

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Pennington County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pennington County: www.co.pennington.sd.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Frenchtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Pennington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Frenchtown.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Frenchtown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Frenchtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frenchtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8875, Longitude: -103.3824       In this case, the coordinates for Frenchtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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