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Welcome to Opal ...

Opal is located in Meade County<1>.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Opal had a population of 31 people.<2> (see below for details).

Opal is 2,620 feet [799 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Opal is ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Opal lies within the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Opal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Opal - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (3), Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming (2).

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

Communities near Opal ...

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

  • Fairpoint [Meade County]
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    • Fairpoint [Meade County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Opal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairpoint
  • Cedar Canyon [Meade County]
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    • Cedar Canyon [Meade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Opal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Canyon
  • Red Owl [Meade County]
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    • Red Owl [Meade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Opal
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  • Marcus [Meade County]
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    • White Owl [Meade County]
    • Enning [Meade County]
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      • Enning [Meade County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the south of Opal
      • 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<6>
    • Faith [Meade County]
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      • Faith [Meade County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Opal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faith have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faith<6>
    • Mud Butte [Meade County]
    • Union Center [Meade County]
    • Howes [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 Opal. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Opal.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Opal ...

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

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About Meade County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Opal. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Opal.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Opal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Opal) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Opal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Opal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Opal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8926, Longitude: -102.4517    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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