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The South Dakota state capital is Pierre.
The population of Philip is approximately 933 (1998), 779 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 450 (1990), 375 (2010).
The amount of land area in Philip is 1.5 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Philip to Washington DC is 1398 miles.
The distance to the South Dakota state capital is 71 miles. (as the crow flies)
Philip is positioned 44.04 degrees north of the equator and 101.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.


east of Rapid City between Wall and Pierre. It is located on the banks of the Bad River near the Badlands National Park.
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Prairie Homestead and the Badlands Trading Post
HCR 01 Box 51
Philip, South Dakota 57567
Phone: (605) 433-5400 - 24 hours a day
Fax: 605-433-5434
This is a rustic sod and log dwelling. It is located at the North Entrance to the Badlands National Park and was built and occupied by homesteaders in 1909. This cabin is on its original site and is one of the few intact sod dwellings left today. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was restored in 1962 and is furnished much like a home of that period would have looked. Also located here is the only white Prairie Dog Town. The animals live in an uncontrolled natural environment.
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Philip City Government

Philip is the county seat of Haakon County. Philip


The population of Philip was:
1990 - 1,077
1998 - 933

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