Meadow, South Dakota

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Meadow, South Dakota
unincorporated community
Coordinates: 45°30′10″N 102°15′35″W / 45.50278°N 102.25972°W / 45.50278; -102.25972Coordinates: 45°30′10″N 102°15′35″W / 45.50278°N 102.25972°W / 45.50278; -102.25972
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Perkins
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 2,703 ft (824 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 35
 • Density 1.0/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 57644
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-41660[1]
GNIS feature ID 1269126[2]

Meadow is an unincorporated community in Perkins County, South Dakota, United States. Meadow is twelve miles east of Bison and two miles from the junction of South Dakota Highways 20 and 73. Although not tracked by the Census Bureau, Meadow has been assigned the ZIP code of 57644. There is a post office located within the town of Meadow. The surrounding area is farming and ranching land.

Meadow was laid out in 1907, and named for a vast meadow near the original town site.[3]

Meadow is located approximately 25 kilometres to the west from what was the farthest point from any McDonald’s restaurant in the contiguous United States in 2009, prior to that point moving 45°27′34″N 101°54′49″W / 45.45955°N 101.91356°W / 45.45955; -101.91356.[4] Along with Glad Valley, South Dakota, Meadow is one of the nearest communities to that point.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 50. 
  4. ^ Von Worley, Stephen. "Where The Buffalo Roamed". Weather Sealed. Retrieved September 23, 2009.