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Welcome to Pactola ...

So far, we have found very little information about Pactola. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Pactola to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pactola, please Contact Us.


Pactola would have been located within present day Pennington County<2>.

The location of Pactola has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

The pronunciation of Pactola: pak-TOH-luh<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Pactola is 4,460 feet [1,359 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Pactola is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Pactola was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Pactola once stood is in the (605) area code.

Communities near Pactola ...

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

  • Rapid City [Pennington County]
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    • Rapid City [Pennington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Pactola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 77,503 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapid City<7>
  • Rapid Valley [Pennington County]
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    • Rapid Valley [Pennington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Pactola
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 8,260 people
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  • Spokane [Custer County] - Historic
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    • Spokane [Custer County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Pactola
    • Estimated population in 2014: 3,237 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spokane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Summerset [Meade County]
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    • Summerset [Meade County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Pactola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,660 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerset
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerset<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gregory [Lawrence County] - Historic
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      • Gregory [Lawrence County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Pactola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,264 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hill City [Pennington County]
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      • Hill City [Pennington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Pactola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,032 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Hill City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<7>
    • Piedmont [Meade County]
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      • Piedmont [Meade County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Pactola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<7>
    • Murphy [Pennington County]
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      • Murphy [Pennington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Pactola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Sheridan [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Pennington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Pactola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Canyon Country Estates
      • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Pactola
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 364 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on South Canyon Country Estates

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pactola. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pactola.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pennington County: www.co.pennington.sd.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Pactola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Pennington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Pactola. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pactola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Pactola) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pactola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0736, Longitude: -103.4838       In this case, the coordinates for Pactola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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