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Nearby Communities in the 1890s


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 our 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.

The following communities are listed based on their distance from Spearfish, with the one closest to Spearfish listed first.

  • Carbonate ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbonate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbonate
    • Carbonate is located in Lawrence County
  • Saint Onge
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Central City
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
  • Terraville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terraville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terraville
    • Terraville is located in Lawrence County
  • Deadwood
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Lead
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead
    • Lead is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,947 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead <3>
  • Pluma
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pluma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pluma
    • Pluma is located in Lawrence County
  • Crook City
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crook City
    • Crook City is located in Lawrence County
  • Whitewood
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitewood
    • Whitewood is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitewood <3>
  • Belle Fourche
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Fourche have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Fourche
    • Belle Fourche is located in Butte County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,742 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Fourche <3>
  • Beulah
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Englewood
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
    • Englewood is located in Lawrence County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 25 people
  • Snoma ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snoma
    • Snoma is located in Butte County
  • Woodville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
    • Woodville is located in Lawrence County
  • Galena
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
    • Galena is located in Lawrence County
  • Brownsville ‑ Historic
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
    • Brownsville is located in Lawrence County
  • Sturgis
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Nahant
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nahant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nahant
    • Nahant is located in Lawrence County
  • Gregory ‑ Historic
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory is located in Lawrence County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,264 people
  • Vale
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
  • Tilford
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilford
    • Tilford is located in Meade County
  • Rochford
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
  • Sundance
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
  • Nemo
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Merritt
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merritt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merritt
    • Merritt is located in Lawrence County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 175 people
  • Empire
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Empire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
    • Empire is located in Butte County

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>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.
<3>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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