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Welcome to Mud Butte ...

Mud Butte is located in Meade County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Mud Butte, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1917.

Mud Butte is 2,870 feet [875 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Mud Butte is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Mud Butte (for example, toward Iron Lightning), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Mud Butte lies within the (605) area code.

Communities near Mud Butte ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Mud Butte.

  • Fairpoint
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairpoint
    • Fairpoint is located in Meade County
  • Cedar Canyon
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Canyon
    • Cedar Canyon is located in Meade County
  • Zeona
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Hoover
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
    • Hoover is located in Butte County
  • Opal
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
  • Castle Rock
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
    • Castle Rock is located in Butte County
  • Red Owl
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
    • Red Owl is located in Meade County

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mud Butte ...

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

Adding Mud Butte to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Mud Butte post office opened in 1917.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mud Butte.

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

The official website for Meade County: www.meadecounty.org/

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

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 Mud Butte - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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