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
Oral
Oral is located in the US
Oral
Oral
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]

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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