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Our Genealogy Helper for Ree Heights ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ree Heights (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ree Heights. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Ree Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Ree Heights: Ree Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ree Heights is located in Hand County.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hand County: Beadle, Buffalo, Faulk, Hyde, Jerauld & Spink.

Below are the counties that are near Ree Heights. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ree Heights:

  • Hand County     (The home county of Ree Heights)
    • Miller [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller
      • Miller [Hand County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<3>
    • Saint Lawrence [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lawrence
      • Saint Lawrence [Hand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Lawrence<3>
    • Florence [Hand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Hand County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2014: 374 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ames [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
      • Ames [Hand County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Ree Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
    • Polo [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo
      • Polo [Hand County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2014: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polo
  • Beadle County
    • Wessington [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington
      • Wessington [Beadle County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington<3>
    • Wolsey [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolsey
      • Wolsey [Beadle County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolsey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolsey<3>
    • Hitchcock [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hitchcock
      • Hitchcock [Beadle County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 95 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hitchcock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hitchcock<3>
  • Buffalo County
    • Fort Thompson [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Thompson
      • Fort Thompson [Buffalo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Ree Heights
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Thompson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Thompson<3>
    • Gann Valley [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gann Valley
      • Gann Valley [Buffalo County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Ree Heights
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 14 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gann Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gann Valley<3>
    • Shelby [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Buffalo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2014: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
  • Faulk County
    • Orient [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
      • Orient [Faulk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient<3>
    • Rockham [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockham
      • Rockham [Faulk County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockham<3>
    • Miranda [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miranda
      • Miranda [Faulk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2014: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miranda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miranda
    • Faulkton [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faulkton
      • Faulkton [Faulk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faulkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faulkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faulkton<3>
    • Zell [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zell
      • Zell [Faulk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zell
    • Seneca [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
      • Seneca [Faulk County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<3>
  • Hughes County
    • Harrold [Hughes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrold
      • Harrold [Hughes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrold<3>
    • Blunt [Hughes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blunt
      • Blunt [Hughes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blunt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blunt<3>
  • Hyde County
    • Highmore [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highmore
      • Highmore [Hyde County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 726 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highmore<3>
    • Holabird [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holabird
      • Holabird [Hyde County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Ree Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holabird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holabird
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holabird<3>
    • Stephan [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephan
      • Stephan [Hyde County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2014: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephan<3>
  • Lyman County
    • Lower Brule [Lyman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Brule
      • Lower Brule [Lyman County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ree Heights
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 24 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Brule have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Brule
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lower Brule<3>
  • Spink County
    • Tulare [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulare
      • Tulare [Spink County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulare have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulare<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ree Heights, see our County-by-County Page for Ree Heights.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ree Heights ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ree Heights.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ree Heights. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ree Heights and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ree Heights.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Ree Heights.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ree Heights:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Ree Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ree Heights.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ree Heights covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Morningside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morningside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morningside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morningside Cemetery
  • G A R Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the G A R Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the G A R Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • G A R Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on G A R Cemetery
  • Highmore Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highmore Cemetery
    • Highmore Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Ree Heights.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highmore Cemetery
  • Immaculate Conception Cemetery
  • St. Anns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Anns Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anns Cemetery
  • Alden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alden Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alden Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Ree Heights.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Lawrence Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lawrence Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lawrence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Lawrence Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lawrence Cemetery
    • Cedar Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Ree Heights.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Ree Heights.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Bohemian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bohemian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bohemian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bohemian Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ree Heights.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bohemian Cemetery
    • Beulah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beulah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beulah Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Cemetery
    • Sunbeam Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunbeam Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunbeam Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunbeam Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ree Heights.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunbeam Cemetery
    • Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant View Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ree Heights.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Howell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Howell Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ree Heights.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howell Cemetery
    • Immaculate Conception Mission Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ree Heights had a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Ree Heights had a population of 58 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ree Heights, with the one closest to Ree Heights listed first.

  • Ree Heights [Hand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ree Heights
    • Ree Heights [Hand County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ree Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ree Heights had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ree Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ree Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ree Heights<3>
  • Bramhall [Hyde County] - Historic
    • While Bramhall was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramhall
    • Bramhall [Hyde County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Ree Heights
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bramhall had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bramhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Miller [Hand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller
    • Miller [Hand County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 536 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,334 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Miller had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<3>
  • Highmore [Hyde County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highmore
    • Highmore [Hyde County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Ree Heights
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 435 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 726 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Highmore had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highmore<3>
  • Saint Lawrence [Hand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lawrence
    • Saint Lawrence [Hand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 320 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 185 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Lawrence<3>
  • Florence [Hand County] - Historic
    • While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Hand County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ree Heights
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • Estimated population in 2014: 374 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Sweetland [Hand County] - Historic
      • While Sweetland was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetland
      • Sweetland [Hand County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ree Heights
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ames [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
      • Ames [Hand County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Ree Heights
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ames had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
    • Holabird [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holabird
      • Holabird [Hyde County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Ree Heights
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holabird had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holabird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holabird
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holabird<3>
    • Stephan [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephan
      • Stephan [Hyde County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ree Heights
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 192 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stephan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephan<3>
    • Burdette [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdette
      • Burdette [Hand County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Ree Heights
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Burdette had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burdette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burdette
    • Wessington [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington
      • Wessington [Beadle County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ree Heights
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 177 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wessington had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington<3>
    • Orient [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
      • Orient [Faulk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ree Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orient had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ree Heights. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ree Heights.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ree Heights ...

While our initial data about Ree Heights came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ree Heights in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ree Heights.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Ree Heights:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Ree Heights in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Ree Heights for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ree Heights. See our Misc Page for Ree Heights for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ree Heights) 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 Ree Heights. 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 Ree Heights

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ree Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5161, Longitude: -99.2007       In this case, the coordinates for Ree Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Ree Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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