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Welcome to Marcus ...

Marcus is located in Meade County<1>.

Marcus is 2,480 feet [756 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation 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).

The telephone area code for Marcus: (605)

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
  • Plainview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Marcus.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
  • Opal
  • Howes
  • Red Owl
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
    • Red Owl lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Marcus.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Owl
  • Enning
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enning
    • Enning lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Marcus.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enning have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enning
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enning<4>
  • Bridger
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
    • Bridger lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Marcus.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
  • Union Center
  • Elm Springs
  • Creighton

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.<6>

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.

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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>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 from Point A (ie- Marcus) 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 Marcus. 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 MarcusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marcus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6586, Longitude: -102.2818    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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