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Around Merritt ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rapid City. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the east of Merritt. Rapid City has a population of 77,500 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Spearfish. It is located about 27 miles [ km] to the northwest of Merritt and has a population of 11,800 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Merritt.<2>

  • Blackhawk [Meade County]
  • Colonial Pine Hills [Pennington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Pine Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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]<2> to the southeast of Merritt
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  • Dumont [Lawrence County]
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    • Dumont [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Merritt
    • Estimated population in 2014: 45 people
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  • Galena [Lawrence County]
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    • Galena [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Merritt
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  • Greenwood [Lawrence County]
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    • Greenwood [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Merritt
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  • Hill City [Pennington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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]<2> to the south of Merritt
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,032 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<3>
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    • Johnson Siding [Pennington County]
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      • Johnson Siding [Pennington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Merritt
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 659 people
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    • Mystic [Pennington County]
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      • Mystic [Pennington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Merritt
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    • Nemo [Lawrence County]
    • Piedmont [Meade County]
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      • Piedmont [Meade County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<3>
    • Rochford [Pennington County]
    • Rockerville [Pennington County]
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      • Rockerville [Pennington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockerville<3>
    • Roubaix [Lawrence County]
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      • Roubaix [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2013: 14 people
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    • Silver City [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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]<2> to the south of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 60 people
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    • Summerset [Meade County]
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      • Summerset [Meade County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Merritt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,660 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerset<3>

For more communities neighboring Merritt, please visit our County-by-County Page for Merritt.

Lawrence County ...

Merritt is primarily located in Lawrence County<5>. A portion of Merritt extends into Pennington County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Merritt ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Merritt.

Airports Near Merritt ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Merritt and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Merritt.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lawrence County

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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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Merritt.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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).
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Lawrence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Merritt), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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