Bijou Hills, South Dakota

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Bijou Hills, South Dakota
Bijou Hills is located in South Dakota
Bijou Hills
Bijou Hills
Location within the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°31′04″N 99°08′50″W / 43.51778°N 99.14722°W / 43.51778; -99.14722Coordinates: 43°31′04″N 99°08′50″W / 43.51778°N 99.14722°W / 43.51778; -99.14722
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
 • Total5.3 sq mi (13.6 km2)
 • Land5.3 sq mi (13.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,770 ft (540 m)
 • Total6
 • Density1.1/sq mi (0.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code46-05580
GNIS feature ID1261095

Bijou Hills (Lakota: Wíyukeze Pahá[1]) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 6 according to the 2010 census.[2]

The CDP is located in southern Brule County, at the south base of a small ridge known as the Bijou Hills. The community is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) northeast of South Dakota Highway 50 and 18 miles (29 km) south of Interstate 90.


Bijou Hills was laid out in 1875, and named after a nearby mountain range.[3] A post office called Bijou Hills was established in 1877, and remained in operation until 1957.[4]

In 1976, Bijou Hills was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.[5]


  1. ^ Ullrich, Jan, ed. (2011). New Lakota Dictionary (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Lakota Language Consortium. p. 863. ISBN 978-0-9761082-9-0. LCCN 2008922508.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bijou Hills CDP, South Dakota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 26.
  4. ^ "Brule County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 16 March 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  5. ^ "National Natural Landmarks - National Natural Landmarks (U.S. National Park Service)". Retrieved 2019-03-27. Year designated: 1976