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Belle Fourche

Butte County,

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The South Dakota state capital is Pierre.

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The population of Belle Fourche is approximately 4,675 (2005), 5594 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,973 (1990), 2322 (2010).

The amount of land area in Belle Fourche is 6.718 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Belle Fourche is 3.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Belle Fourche to Washington DC is 1525 miles. The distance to the South Dakota state capital is 185 miles. (as the crow flies)
Belle Fourche is positioned 44.66 degrees north of the equator and 103.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Belle Fourche elevation is 3,023 feet above sea level.
Belle Fourche median income is $26,875 (2000).

The Belle Fourche median home price is $63,200 (2000).

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Belle Fourche location: in the northwest corner of South Dakota. It is on the northern edge of the Black Hills area of the state and about 59 miles from Rapid City. Other nearby communities include Fruitdale, North Spearfish, Spearfish, Whitewood, Nisland, Central City, Deadwood and Lead.

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Climate & Weather

Belle Fourche average annual precipitation is 20.27 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 29.0 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 63.1 degrees F.
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Belle Fourche history:

Early explorers of the 18th century named two rivers just north of the mountains here the Belle Fourche River and the other, Redwater, because of the red silt it carried from the soil of the Redwater Valley. A third water source, Hay Creek, also merged with the two rivers here. The Belle Fourche River was the larger of the two. The Fork where they came together was referred to as "beautiful Fork" or Belle Fourche. The town was platted in 1891 and incorporated in 1903.
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Belle Fourche attractions:

Black Hills Roundup Rodeo
Held in July each year for over 80 years.

Belle Fourche is the geographical center of the United States of America, designated in 1959 and noted by an official marker and sheepherder's monument called a "Stone Johnnie". Come visit the Tri State Museum and the Visitors Center when you arrive.

Center of the Nation All Car Rally
Held since 1987 in June each year

The BelleFourche Fly in
Held in June each year - free breakfast to pilots who fly in. Contact the airport for more information: 605-892-6345

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