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Welcome to Plainview ...

Plainview is located in Meade County<1>.

The location of Plainview has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Plainview, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1908.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Plainview had a population of 56 people.<3> (see below for details).

Plainview is 2,410 feet [735 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Plainview is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Plainview is located in the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Plainview ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 47 communities that are also named Plainview - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (4), California, Colorado, Georgia (3), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Mexico (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma (3), Oregon (3), Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2), Texas (8) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Plainview ...

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

  • White Owl
  • Red Scaffold
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Scaffold
    • Red Scaffold lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Plainview.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 372 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Scaffold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Scaffold
  • Howes
  • Marcus
  • Bridger
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
    • Bridger lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Plainview.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
  • Enning
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enning
    • Enning lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Plainview.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enning
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enning<6>
  • Red Owl
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
    • Red Owl lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Plainview.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Owl
  • Creighton
  • Opal
  • Milesville

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plainview ...

Looking for more information about Plainview? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Plainview, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Plainview.

Adding Plainview to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Plainview 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 Plainview was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Plainview post office opened in 1908.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Plainview.

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

The official website for Meade County:

The official website for State of South Dakota:

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 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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plainview.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plainview - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Plainview) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6022, Longitude: -102.1616       In this case, the coordinates for Plainview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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