Oral, South Dakota

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Oral, South Dakota
Unincorporated community
Rooftop in Oral
Rooftop in Oral
Oral is located in South Dakota
Oral is located in the US
Location within the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°24′18″N 103°16′7″W / 43.40500°N 103.26861°W / 43.40500; -103.26861Coordinates: 43°24′18″N 103°16′7″W / 43.40500°N 103.26861°W / 43.40500; -103.26861
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Fall River
Elevation 2,969 ft (905 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 57766
GNIS feature ID 1265313[1]

Oral (also Cheyenne Pit and Pimptown) is an unincorporated community in Fall River County, South Dakota.[1]

Although not tracked by the Census Bureau, Oral has been assigned the ZIP Code of 57766.[2]


A post office called Oral has been in operation since 1894.[3] Some say Oral has the middle name of the first postmaster's son,[4] while others believe the community was so named with the expectation the place would become something people would be talking about.[5]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oral
  2. ^ "Oral, SD ZIP Codes". SD HomeTownLocator. HTL, Inc. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Fall River County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 52. 
  5. ^ 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. 110. 

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