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Butte County, South Dakota

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Butte County was named from the numerous buttes which rise abruptly from the prairies in the area. The county seat is in Belle Fourche, which is also known as the "Center of the Nation." Our county was established in the state of South Dakota on March 2, 1883. The name Belle Fourche came from the French explorers and means "beautiful fork."

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Arpan
  • Belle Fourche (County Seat)
  • Castle Rock
  • East Butte
  • Fruitdale
  • Hoover
  • Jolly Dump
  • Minnesela
  • Newell
  • Nisland
  • Union
  • Vale
  • West Butte



Belle Fourche Dam

Butte County Courthouse & Jail

The Thomas Haskins Gay House

Wide Awake Grocery