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Welcome to Plenty Bears ...

Plenty Bears is located in Bennett County<1>.

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

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Plenty Bears had a population of 112 people.<3> (see below for details).

Plenty Bears is 3,140 feet [957 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Plenty Bears is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Plenty Bears (for example, toward Parmelee), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Plenty Bears lies within the (605) area code.

Communities near Plenty Bears ...

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

  • Martin [Bennett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin [Bennett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Plenty Bears
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<6>
  • Swett [Bennett County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swett
    • Swett [Bennett County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Plenty Bears
    • Estimated population in 2014: 283 people
  • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County]
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    • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Plenty Bears
    • Estimated population in 2019: 114 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesland<6>
  • Kyle [Oglala Lakota County]
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    • Potato Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potato Creek
      • Potato Creek [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Plenty Bears
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potato Creek
    • Tuthill [Bennett County]
    • Long Valley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Valley
      • Long Valley [Jackson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Plenty Bears
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Valley<6>
    • Wanblee [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wanblee
      • Wanblee [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Plenty Bears
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 725 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wanblee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanblee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wanblee<6>
    • Vetal [Bennett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vetal
      • Vetal [Bennett County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the east of Plenty Bears
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vetal
    • Porcupine [Oglala Lakota 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 Plenty Bears. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plenty Bears.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plenty Bears. 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 Plenty Bears.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plenty Bears ...

Looking for more information about Plenty Bears? 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 Plenty Bears, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Plenty Bears.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Bennett County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Bennett, 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 have 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 Plenty Bears.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plenty Bears - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Plenty Bears) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plenty Bears. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2731, Longitude: -101.8421       In this case, the coordinates for Plenty Bears 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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