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Our Genealogy Helper for Merritt ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Merritt (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Merritt. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Merritt is primarily located in Lawrence County. A portion of Merritt extends into Pennington County.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Butte, Meade, Pennington, Crook (WY) & Weston (WY).

Below are the counties that are near Merritt. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Merritt:

  • Lawrence County     (The home county of Merritt)
    • Nemo [Lawrence County]
    • Greenwood [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Merritt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Tomahawk [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomahawk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomahawk
      • Tomahawk [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 36 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomahawk
    • Diamond City [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
      • Diamond City [Lawrence County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Merritt
    • Gregory [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Lawrence County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,264 people
    • Roubaix [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roubaix
      • Roubaix [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2013: 14 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roubaix
    • Galena [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
      • Galena [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Merritt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Dumont [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumont
      • Dumont [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 45 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumont
    • Englewood [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
      • Englewood [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 25 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
    • Lead [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead
      • Lead [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<2>
    • Central City [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
    • Deadwood [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadwood
      • Deadwood [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,293 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deadwood<2>
  • Butte County
    • Vale [Butte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Butte County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vale<2>
    • Fruitdale [Butte County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitdale
      • Fruitdale [Butte County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 68 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitdale<2>
    • Nisland [Butte County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nisland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisland
      • Nisland [Butte County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nisland<2>
    • Belle Fourche [Butte County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Fourche have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Fourche
      • Belle Fourche [Butte County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Fourche
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Fourche<2>
    • Newell [Butte County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newell
      • Newell [Butte County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 597 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newell<2>
  • Custer County
    • Spokane [Custer County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spokane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spokane
      • Spokane [Custer County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,237 people
    • Custer [Custer County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Custer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,969 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<2>
    • State Game Lodge [Custer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Game Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Game Lodge
      • State Game Lodge [Custer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 29 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Game Lodge
    • Hermosa [Custer County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
      • Hermosa [Custer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermosa<2>
    • Fourmile [Custer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourmile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourmile
      • Fourmile [Custer County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile
    • Sanator [Custer County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Sanator
      • Sanator [Custer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanator
    • Pringle [Custer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pringle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pringle
      • Pringle [Custer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pringle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pringle<2>
    • Fairburn [Custer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairburn
      • Fairburn [Custer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairburn<2>
  • Meade County
    • Piedmont [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Meade County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<2>
    • Summerset [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerset
      • Summerset [Meade County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,660 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerset
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerset<2>
    • Blackhawk [Meade County]
    • Sturgis [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgis
      • Sturgis [Meade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,922 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<2>
    • Viewfield [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viewfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viewfield
      • Viewfield [Meade County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 44 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viewfield
  • Pennington County
    • Silver City [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Pennington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Canyon City [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon City
      • Canyon City [Pennington County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Merritt
    • Fairview [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Pennington County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
    • Mystic [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic
      • Mystic [Pennington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Merritt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
    • Johnson Siding [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Siding
      • Johnson Siding [Pennington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Merritt
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Siding
    • Rochford [Pennington County]
    • Myersville [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myersville
      • Myersville [Pennington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 10 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myersville
    • Ridgeland Heights [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeland Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland Heights
      • Ridgeland Heights [Pennington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland Heights
    • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for South Canyon Country Estates
      • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Merritt
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Canyon Country Estates
    • Sheridan [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Pennington County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 447 people
    • Hill City [Pennington County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
      • Hill City [Pennington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,032 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<2>
    • Colonial Pine Hills [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Pine Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Pine Hills
      • Colonial Pine Hills [Pennington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Merritt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Pine Hills
  • Crook County (WY)
  • Weston County (WY)
    • Four Corners [Weston County]
    • Newcastle [Weston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
      • Newcastle [Weston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,397 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Merritt, see our County-by-County Page for Merritt.

Newspapers Published in Merritt ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 111 newspapers that have been published in the area around Merritt.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Merritt, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Merritt.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Merritt:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Dakota
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Merritt ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Merritt.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Merritt covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mountain Meadow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain Meadow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountain Meadow Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Merritt.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain Meadow Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Meadow Cemetery
  • Rochford Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rochford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rochford Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Merritt.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rochford Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochford Cemetery
  • Piedmont Cemetery
  • Blackhawk Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackhawk Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blackhawk Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Merritt.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackhawk Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhawk Cemetery
  • Galena Cemetery
  • Rockerville Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Englewood Cemetery
    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Calvary Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Merritt.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      • The Mountain View Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Rapid City.
      • To be more accurate, Mountain View Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Merritt.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #97276<4>
    • Black Hills National Cemetery
      • The Black Hills National Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sturgis.
      • More precisely, Black Hills National Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Merritt.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Black Hills National Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hills National Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96818<4>
    • Ward Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ward Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ward Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Merritt.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ward Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward Cemetery
    • Oak Ridge Cemetery
    • Pine Lawn Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Lawn Memorial Park lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Merritt.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Lawn Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Lawn Memorial Park
    • Seth Bullock Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Seth Bullock Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Seth Bullock Grave lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Merritt.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Seth Bullock Grave
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seth Bullock Grave
    • Mt. Moran Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Merritt had a post office and no railroad service. In 2014, Merritt had a population of 175 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Merritt, with the one closest to Merritt listed first.

  • Merritt [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merritt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merritt
    • Merritt [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Merritt
    • Estimated population in 2014: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Merritt had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merritt
  • Silver City [Pennington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
    • Silver City [Pennington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Merritt
    • Estimated population in 2014: 60 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silver City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
  • Nemo [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nemo
    • Nemo [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Merritt
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nemo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nemo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nemo<2>
  • Mystic [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic
    • Mystic [Pennington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Merritt
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mystic had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
  • Pactola [Pennington County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pactola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • While Pactola was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pactola
    • Pactola [Pennington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Merritt
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pactola had a post office and no railroad service
  • Rochford [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochford
    • Rochford [Pennington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Merritt
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rochford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochford<2>
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    • Gregory [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Gregory was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Lawrence County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,264 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gregory had a post office and no railroad service
    • Nahant [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nahant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nahant
      • Nahant [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Merritt
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nahant had railroad service and no post office
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    • Redfern [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redfern have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfern
      • Redfern [Pennington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Merritt
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Redfern had railroad service and no post office
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    • Piedmont [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Meade County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Piedmont had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<2>
    • Brownsville [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Brownsville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Lawrence County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Merritt
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brownsville had railroad service and no post office
    • Sheridan [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Sheridan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Pennington County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 447 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Blackhawk [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackhawk
      • Blackhawk [Meade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blackhawk had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhawk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackhawk<2>
    • Tilford [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilford
      • Tilford [Meade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tilford had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilford
    • Galena [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
      • Galena [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Merritt
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 252 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Galena had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Merritt. See our List of 1890's Communities around Merritt.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Merritt ...

While our initial data about Merritt came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Merritt in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Merritt.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Merritt:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Merritt in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Merritt for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Merritt. See our Misc Page for Merritt for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Lawrence County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lawrence County: www.lawrence.sd.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Merritt) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merritt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1408, Longitude: -103.5685       In this case, the coordinates for Merritt have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Merritt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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