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Welcome to Sheridan ...

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

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


Sheridan would have been located within present day Pennington County<2>.

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

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Sheridan had a population of 433 people.<4> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Sheridan is 4,620 feet [1,408 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Sheridan is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

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

Communities Also Named Sheridan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Sheridan - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska (2), Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Texas (2), Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Sheridan ...

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

  • Rapid City [Pennington County]
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    • Rapid City [Pennington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Sheridan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 77,503 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapid City<7>
  • Rapid Valley [Pennington County]
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    • Rapid Valley [Pennington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Sheridan
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 8,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid Valley
  • Spokane [Custer County] - Historic
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    • Spokane [Custer County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Sheridan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spokane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 3,237 people
  • Summerset [Meade County]
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    • Summerset [Meade County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Sheridan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,660 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerset
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerset<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Custer [Custer County]
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      • Custer [Custer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Sheridan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,969 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<7>
    • Gregory [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Lawrence County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Sheridan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,264 people
    • Hill City [Pennington County]
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      • Hill City [Pennington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Sheridan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,032 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<7>
    • Piedmont [Meade County]
    • Johnson Siding [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Siding
      • Johnson Siding [Pennington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Sheridan
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Siding
    • Murphy [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Pennington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Sheridan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 482 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Pennington County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pennington County: www.co.pennington.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 Sheridan, 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 Pennington, 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 Sheridan.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sheridan - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sheridan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheridan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9769, Longitude: -103.4705       In this case, the coordinates for Sheridan 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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