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1890 Communities Near Spearfish ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Spearfish had a population of 678 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Spearfish had a population of 11,900 people.

  • Belle Fourche [Butte County]
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    • Belle Fourche [Butte County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Spearfish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,742 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belle Fourche had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Fourche have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Fourche<4>
  • Beulah [Crook County]
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    • Beulah [Crook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Spearfish
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah<4>
  • Brownsville [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • While Brownsville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
    • Brownsville [Lawrence County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brownsville had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Carbonate [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • While Carbonate was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbonate
    • Carbonate [Lawrence County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Spearfish
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carbonate had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbonate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Central City [Lawrence County]
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    • Central City [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 519 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Central City had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
  • Crook City [Lawrence County]
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    • Crook City [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Spearfish
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crook City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crook City
  • Deadwood [Lawrence County]
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    • Deadwood [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,366 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,294 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Deadwood had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deadwood<4>
  • Empire [Butte County]
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    • Empire [Butte County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Spearfish
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Empire had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Empire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Englewood [Lawrence County]
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      • Englewood [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Spearfish
      • Estimated population in 2014: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Englewood had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
    • Galena [Lawrence County]
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      • Galena [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 252 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Galena had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Gregory [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • While Gregory was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Lawrence County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Spearfish
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,264 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gregory had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lead [Lawrence County]
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      • Lead [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,581 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,947 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lead had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<4>
    • Merritt [Lawrence County]
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      • Merritt [Lawrence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
      • Estimated population in 2014: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Merritt had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merritt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nahant [Lawrence County]
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      • Nahant [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Spearfish
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nahant had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nahant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nemo [Lawrence County]
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      • Nemo [Lawrence County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nemo had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Pluma [Lawrence County]
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      • Pluma [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pluma had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pluma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pluma
    • Rochford [Pennington County]
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      • Rochford [Pennington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Spearfish
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rochford had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochford<4>
    • Saint Onge [Lawrence County]
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      • Saint Onge [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Spearfish
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 342 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Onge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Onge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Onge<4>
    • Snoma [Butte County] - Historic
      • While Snoma was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snoma
      • Snoma [Butte County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Spearfish
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Snoma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snoma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sturgis [Meade County]
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      • Sturgis [Meade County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Spearfish
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 668 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,978 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sturgis had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<4>
    • Sundance [Crook County]
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      • Sundance [Crook County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Spearfish
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 515 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sundance had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sundance<4>
    • Terraville [Lawrence County]
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      • Terraville [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 696 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Terraville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terraville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terraville
    • Tilford [Meade County]
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      • Tilford [Meade County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tilford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilford
    • Vale [Butte County]
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      • Vale [Butte County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Spearfish
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 121 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vale had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vale<4>
    • Whitewood [Lawrence County]
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      • Whitewood [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Spearfish
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 443 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Whitewood had railroad service and no post office
      • 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<4>
    • Woodville [Lawrence County]
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      • Woodville [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Spearfish
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodville had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville

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About Lawrence County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spearfish: www.city.spearfish.sd.us/

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 Spearfish, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Spearfish) 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 Spearfish. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpearfishOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spearfish. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4889, Longitude: -103.8477       In this case, the coordinates for Spearfish have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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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