List of National Historic Landmarks in South Dakota

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The List of National Historic Landmarks in South Dakota contains the landmarks designated by the U.S. Federal Government for the U.S. state of South Dakota.

There are 16 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) in South Dakota, one of which is shared with Iowa and listed by the National Park Service as primarily in that state. They are distributed over 13 of South Dakota's 66 counties.

Current NHLs[edit]

Landmark name[1] Image Date designated[1] Locality[1][2] County[1] Description[2]
1 Arzberger Site Arzberger Site.jpg July 19, 1964 Pierre Hughes Archaeological site of a fortified village.
2 Battle Mountain Sanitarium, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers Battle Mountain Sanitarium.JPG June 17, 2011 Hot Springs
43°26′11″N 103°28′44″W / 43.436389°N 103.478889°W / 43.436389; -103.478889 (Battle Mountain Sanitarium, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers)
Fall River
3 Bear Butte Photograph of the rocky summit of Bear Butte and the view over the Dakota plains. December 21, 1981 Sturgis
44°28′33″N 103°25′37″W / 44.475833°N 103.426944°W / 44.475833; -103.426944 (Bear Butte)
Meade [1]
4 Blood Run Site Blood Run Site, South Dakota portion.jpg August 29, 1970 Shindler, SD and Granite, IA
43°28′N 96°35′W / 43.47°N 96.58°W / 43.47; -96.58 (Blood Run Site)
Lincoln, SD and Lyon, IA An archaeological site overlapping into Iowa
5 Bloom Site Bloom Site.jpg July 19, 1964 Bloom Hanson This fortified archaeological site preserves the remains of about 25 rectangular houses dating to c.1000 CE. The site also once contained several burial mounds, which were later destroyed by cultivation. Site was perhaps occupied by ancestors of the Mandan.
6 Crow Creek Site Crow Creek Site.jpg July 19, 1964 Chamberlain
43°58′48″N 99°19′54″W / 43.98°N 99.331667°W / 43.98; -99.331667 (Crow Creek Site)
Buffalo Site of a prehistoric native massacre circa 1325.
7 Deadwood Historic District High-elevation overview photograph of Deadwood from nearby Mount Moriah. July 4, 1961 Deadwood
44°22′19″N 103°44′00″W / 44.371944°N 103.733333°W / 44.371944; -103.733333 (Deadwood Historic District)
Lawrence Historic mining town.
8 Fort Pierre Chouteau Site Lithograph giving an overview of a river valley and Fort Pierre Chouteau, surrounded by tipis. July 17, 1991 Fort Pierre
44°23′21″N 100°23′28″W / 44.389167°N 100.391111°W / 44.389167; -100.391111 (Fort Pierre Chouteau Site)
Stanley [2]
9 Fort Thompson Mounds Fort Thompson Mounds.jpg July 19, 1964 Fort Thompson Buffalo [3]
10 Frawley Ranch Frawley Ranch.jpg May 5, 1977 Spearfish
44°28′30″N 103°42′38″W / 44.475°N 103.710556°W / 44.475; -103.710556 (Frawley Ranch)
Lawrence [4]
11 Langdeau Site Langdeau Site.jpg July 19, 1964 Lower Brule Lyman [5]
12 Mitchell Site July 19, 1964 Mitchell
43°44′30″N 98°02′02″W / 43.7416°N 98.034°W / 43.7416; -98.034 (Mitchell Site)
Davison Archaeological site of a prehistoric Mississippian culture village. Open to the public.
13 Molstad Village Molstad Village.jpg July 19, 1964 Mobridge
45°27′25″N 100°21′15″W / 45.456944°N 100.354166°W / 45.456944; -100.354166 (Bear Butte)
Dewey A fortified prehistoric village of five circular house rings enclosed by a ditch comprises this archaeological site. It represents a transitional period as the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara peoples arose from the mixing of Central Plains and Middle Missouri cultural traits.
14 Vanderbilt Archeological Site February 18, 1997 Pollock Campbell [6]
15 Verendrye Site Verendrye Site.jpg July 17, 1991 Fort Pierre
44°21′20″N 100°22′43″W / 44.355556°N 100.378611°W / 44.355556; -100.378611 (Verendrye Site)
Stanley [7]
16 Wounded Knee Battlefield Photograph of a hill on the Wounded Knee battlefield. December 21, 1965 Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
43°08′28″N 102°21′46″W / 43.14107°N 102.36281°W / 43.14107; -102.36281 (Wounded Knee)
Shannon [8]
Table notes: see [3] below.

Historic areas in the United States National Park System[edit]

National Historic Sites, National Historic Parks, National Memorials, and certain other areas listed in the National Park system are historic landmarks of national importance that are highly protected already, often before the inauguration of the NHL program in 1960, and are often not also named NHLs per se. Two additional South Dakota sites have national historical importance and have been designated as National Historic Site and as a National Memorial by the National Park System.

Monument name[1] Image Established[1] Locality[1][2] County[1] Description[2]
1 Minuteman Missile National Historic Site A view of the silo from above. December 29, 1999 Jackson and Pennington
2 Mount Rushmore National Memorial Mount Rushmore National Memorial.jpg March 3, 1925 Black Hills Pennington

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-04. .
  2. ^ a b c d National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  3. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colors, defined here, differentiate the National Monuments, National Historic Sites, National Historic Landmark Districts and other higher designations from other NHL buildings, structures, sites or objects.