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Welcome to Marcus ...

Marcus is located in Meade County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Marcus, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1909.

Marcus is 2,480 feet [756 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Marcus is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Marcus lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Marcus, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Marcus is located in the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Marcus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 11 communities that are also named Marcus - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Marcus ...

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

  • White Owl
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Plainview
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview is located in Meade County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
  • Opal
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Howes
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Red Owl
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
    • Red Owl is located in Meade County
  • Enning
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enning have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enning
    • Enning is located in Meade County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enning <3>
  • Bridger
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
    • Bridger is located in Ziebach County
  • Union Center
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
  • Elm Springs
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Creighton
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marcus ...

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

Adding Marcus to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Marcus 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 Marcus was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Marcus post office opened in 1909.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Marcus.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Marcus. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Meade County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Meade, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marcus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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