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Welcome to Porcupine ...

Porcupine is located in Oglala Lakota County<1>.

Porcupine is 3,190 feet [972 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Porcupine is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Porcupine is within the (605) area code.

The ZIP code for Porcupine: 57772<3>

Communities Also Named Porcupine ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Porcupine - they are located in Montana, North Dakota, Ontario and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Porcupine ...

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

  • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County]
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    • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Porcupine
    • Estimated population in 2019: 114 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesland<6>
  • Sharps Corner [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharps Corner
    • Sharps Corner [Oglala Lakota County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Porcupine
    • Estimated population in 2014: 77 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharps Corner
  • Manderson [Oglala Lakota County]
  • Manderson-White Horse Creek [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manderson-White Horse Creek
    • Manderson-White Horse Creek [Oglala Lakota County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Porcupine
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manderson-White Horse Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wounded Knee [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Denby [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denby
      • Denby [Oglala Lakota County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Porcupine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denby
    • Kyle [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Pine Ridge [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Rockyford [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockyford
      • Rockyford [Oglala Lakota County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Porcupine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockyford
    • Whiteclay [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteclay
      • Whiteclay [Sheridan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southwest of Porcupine
      • Whiteclay has also been known as:
      • Pine Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteclay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteclay<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Porcupine ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oglala Lakota County: oglalalakota.sdcounties.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 Oglala Lakota, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Porcupine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Porcupine). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Porcupine or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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- Porcupine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Porcupine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Porcupine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porcupine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2452, Longitude: -102.3359    
<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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