Ferney, South Dakota

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Ferney, South Dakota
Census-designated place
Ferney is located in South Dakota
Ferney is located in the US
Location within the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°19′50″N 98°5′51″W / 45.33056°N 98.09750°W / 45.33056; -98.09750Coordinates: 45°19′50″N 98°5′51″W / 45.33056°N 98.09750°W / 45.33056; -98.09750
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Brown
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,304 ft (397 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 43
 • Density 43/sq mi (16.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 57439
FIPS code 46-21380
GNIS feature ID 1255039

Ferney is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Brown County, South Dakota, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 43.[1] Ferney has been assigned the ZIP code of 57439.


Ferney was laid out and platted in 1886 by W. H. Ferney, and named for him.[2] According to another tradition, the name is a transfer from Ferney, France.[3] A post office was established at Ferney in 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1984.[4]


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ferney CDP, South Dakota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 71. 
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 37. 
  4. ^ "Brown County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 March 2015.