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Wounded Knee, South Dakota

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Welcome to Wounded Knee ...

Wounded Knee is located in Oglala Lakota County<1>.

Wounded Knee is 3,230 feet [985 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Wounded Knee is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Wounded Knee lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Wounded Knee (for example, toward Cody (NE)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Wounded Knee is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

The ZIP code for Wounded Knee: 57794<3>

Communities near Wounded Knee ...

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

  • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County]
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    • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Wounded Knee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sharps Corner [Oglala Lakota County]
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    • Sharps Corner [Oglala Lakota County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Wounded Knee
    • Estimated population in 2014: 77 people
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  • Denby [Oglala Lakota County]
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    • Denby [Oglala Lakota County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Wounded Knee
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  • Porcupine [Oglala Lakota County]
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    • Manderson - White Horse Creek [Oglala Lakota County]
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      • Manderson - White Horse Creek [Oglala Lakota County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Wounded Knee
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    • Manderson [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Pine Ridge [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Whiteclay [Sheridan County]
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      • Whiteclay [Sheridan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Wounded Knee
      • Whiteclay has also been known as:
      • Pine Ridge
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteclay<6>
    • Oglala [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Kyle [Oglala Lakota County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wounded Knee ...

Looking for more information about Wounded Knee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wounded Knee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wounded Knee.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wounded Knee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Oglala Lakota, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wounded Knee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Wounded Knee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wounded Knee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Wounded Knee) 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 Wounded Knee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wounded KneeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wounded Knee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1408, Longitude: -102.3661    
<5>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.
<6>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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