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Welcome to Spokane ...

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

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


Spokane would have been located within present day Custer County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Spokane, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

When the people of Spokane referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Spokanite<4>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Spokane had a population of 3,248 people.<5> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Spokane is 4,520 feet [1,378 m] above sea level.<6> In other words, the elevation of Spokane is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

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

Communities Also Named Spokane ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Spokane - they are located in Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington.

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

Communities near Spokane ...

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

  • Rapid City [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapid City
    • Rapid City [Pennington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Spokane
    • Estimated population in 2019: 77,503 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapid City<8>
  • Rapid Valley [Pennington County]
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    • Rapid Valley [Pennington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Spokane
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 8,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid Valley
  • Custer [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
    • Custer [Custer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Spokane
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<9> 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<8>
  • Sanator [Custer County]
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    • Sanator [Custer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Spokane
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanator have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,350 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hill City [Pennington County]
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      • Hill City [Pennington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Spokane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<9> 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<8>
    • Johnson Siding [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Siding
      • Johnson Siding [Pennington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Spokane
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Siding
    • Murphy [Pennington County]
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      • Murphy [Pennington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Spokane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 482 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Sheridan [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Pennington County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Spokane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 447 people
    • Hermosa [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
      • Hermosa [Custer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Spokane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermosa<8>
    • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Canyon Country Estates
      • South Canyon Country Estates [Pennington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Spokane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Canyon Country Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Canyon Country Estates

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

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

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

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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 Spokane, 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 Custer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Spokane refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Spokane may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spokane.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spokane - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>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 from Point A (ie- Spokane) 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 Spokane. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spokane

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spokane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8421, Longitude: -103.3808       In this case, the coordinates for Spokane have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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