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Around Spearfish ...

Spearfish is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Sturgis. It is located about 17 miles [ km] to the east of Spearfish

For comparison, Spearfish has a population of 11,900 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Spearfish.<2>

  • 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
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Fourche
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Fourche<4>
  • Central City [Lawrence County]
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    • Central City [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
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  • Crook City [Lawrence County]
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    • Crook City [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Spearfish
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  • Deadwood [Lawrence County]
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    • Deadwood [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,294 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deadwood<4>
  • Fruitdale [Butte County]
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    • Fruitdale [Butte County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Spearfish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitdale 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 Fruitdale<4>
  • Galena [Lawrence County]
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    • Galena [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Lead [Lawrence County]
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      • Lead [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Spearfish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<4>
    • Maurice [Lawrence County]
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      • Maurice [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Spearfish
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    • North Spearfish [Lawrence County]
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      • North Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Spearfish
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Preston [Lawrence County]
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      • Preston [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Spearfish
      • Estimated population in 2014: 185 people
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    • Saint Onge [Lawrence County]
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      • Saint Onge [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Spearfish
      • Estimated population in 2014: 342 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Onge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Onge<4>
    • Savoy [Lawrence County]
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      • Savoy [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Spearfish
      • Estimated population in 2014: 71 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savoy<4>
    • Trojan [Lawrence County]
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      • Trojan [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Spearfish
      • Estimated population in 2014: 627 people
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    • Whitewood [Lawrence County]
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      • Whitewood [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Spearfish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • 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>
    • Beulah [Crook County]

For more communities neighboring Spearfish, please visit our County-by-County Page for Spearfish.

Lawrence County ...

Spearfish is located in Lawrence County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Butte, Meade, Pennington, Crook (WY) & Weston (WY).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spearfish ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spearfish.

Airports Near Spearfish ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Spearfish and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Spearfish.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spearfish ...

Looking for more information about Spearfish? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Spearfish. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Spearfish, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spearfish.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Lawrence County

About South Dakota

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spearfish.
<2>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- Spearfish) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Lawrence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Spearfish), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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