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Statistics & Facts

The South Dakota state capital is Pierre.
The population of Bonesteel is approximately 297 (1990), 275 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 176 (1990), 125 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bonesteel is 0.891 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bonesteel to Washington DC is 1237 miles.
The distance to the South Dakota state capital is 116 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bonesteel is positioned 43.07 degrees north of the equator and 98.94 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bonesteel elevation is 1,963 feet above sea level.


in the southern part of the state. Nearby communities include: Herrick, Fairfax and Saint Charles in South Dakota and Naper in Nebraska.
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History & History Related Items

The Battle of Bonesteel and a brief history
The residents of Bonesteel didn't like the lawlessness and vagrancy which was happening in town around 1904 when the population had mushroomed to 34,000 people. They rounded up all the undesireables and had them judged and convicted and forcefully made to leave town on the morning train. This became known as the Battle of Bonesteel.

The first people came in 1890, but the town wasn't named until 1892 when a man named Bonesteel said he would give $ 100 toward the future school if they would name the town for him. They took him up on his offer and a year later, the school was built and the town was named Bonesteel.
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Bonesteel City Government

Bonesteel Fire Dept
Bonesteel, SD 57317
Phone: 605-654-2553

Bonesteel Police Dept
PO Box 153
Bonesteel, SD 57317-0153
Phone: 605-654-2311

US Post Office
PO Box 9998
Bonesteel, SD 57317-9998
Phone: 605-654-2532

Bonesteel Community News

Gregory County Genealogy

Bonesteel Schools

Bonesteel Superintendent Office
School St
Bonesteel, SD 57317
Phone: 605-654-2623

Bonesteel-Fairfax Jr & Sr High
S School St
Bonesteel, SD 57317
Phone: 605-654-2314

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