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Welcome to Ragged Top ...

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

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


Ragged Top would have been located within present day Lawrence County<2>.

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

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Ragged Top had a population of 75 people.<4> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ragged Top is 5,870 feet [1,789 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Ragged Top is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

If Ragged Top still existed, it would have been in the (605) area code.

Communities near Ragged Top ...

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

  • Spearfish [Lawrence County]
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    • Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Ragged Top
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,900 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spearfish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spearfish<7>
  • Sturgis [Meade County]
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    • Sturgis [Meade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Ragged Top
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,978 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<7>
  • Lead [Lawrence County]
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    • Lead [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Ragged Top
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,947 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<7>
  • North Spearfish [Lawrence County]
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    • North Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Ragged Top
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,221 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Spearfish
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Deadwood [Lawrence County]
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      • Deadwood [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Ragged Top
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,294 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deadwood<7>
    • Gregory [Lawrence County] - Historic
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      • Gregory [Lawrence County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Ragged Top
      • 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.
    • Whitewood [Lawrence County]
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      • Whitewood [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Ragged Top
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitewood<7>
    • Tinton [Lawrence County] - Historic
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      • Tinton [Lawrence County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Ragged Top
      • Estimated population in 2014: 477 people
    • Lancaster City [Lawrence County] - Historic
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      • Lancaster City [Lawrence County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Ragged Top
      • Estimated population in 2014: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saint Onge [Lawrence County]
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      • Saint Onge [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Ragged Top
      • Estimated population in 2014: 342 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Onge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Onge<7>

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Lawrence County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lawrence County: www.lawrence.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 Ragged Top, 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 Lawrence, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ragged Top.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ragged Top - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ragged Top) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ragged Top. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3597, Longitude: -103.8858       In this case, the coordinates for Ragged Top 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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