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Welcome to Rapid Valley ...

Rapid Valley is located in Pennington County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Rapid Valley: Rapid Vly. (or less commonly used: Rapid Vally. or Rapid Vlly.)

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Rapid Valley had a population of 8,260 people.<2> (see below for details).

Rapid Valley is 3,150 feet [960 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Rapid Valley is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Rapid Valley: (605)

Communities Also Named Rapid Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Rapid Valley - it's located in Ontario.

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

Communities near Rapid Valley ...

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

  • Spokane ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spokane
    • Spokane was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Rapid Valley.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 3,237 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spokane have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Summerset
  • Piedmont
  • New Underwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Underwood
    • New Underwood lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Rapid Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 679 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Underwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Underwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Underwood<6>
  • Johnson Siding
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Siding
    • Johnson Siding lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Rapid Valley.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 659 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Siding
  • Sheridan ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
    • Sheridan was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Rapid Valley.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 447 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hermosa
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
    • Hermosa lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Rapid Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 409 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermosa<6>
  • South Canyon Country Estates
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Canyon Country Estates
    • South Canyon Country Estates lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Rapid Valley.
    • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Canyon Country Estates
  • Keystone
  • Frenchtown ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
    • Frenchtown was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Rapid Valley.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 276 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rapid Valley ...

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

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

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

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 Pennington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rapid Valley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rapid Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Rapid Valley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rapid Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rapid ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rapid Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0645, Longitude: -103.1395    
<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 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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