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Meade County, South Dakota

Annie Tallent House

Annie Tallent House, circa 1898, located 1603 Main Street. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Photographed by wikipedia username: Jerrye & Roy Klotz, M.D., (own work), 2007, [cc-4.0], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed August, 2021.


Meade County administrative offices are located at 1425 Sherman Street Sturgis, SD 57785. Phone: 605-347-4411.

Meade County [†] was named after a union civil war general at Gettysburg. Fort Meade, which lies adjacent to the City of Sturgis corporate boundaries, was home to the Fourth and Seventh Cavalries.

Today, Meade County covers more than two million acres, but when it was created in 1889 it included only the southern area of the county. Ten years later, two counties on the north, Scobey and Delano, were incorporated into Meade.

Although Meade County is 140 miles from its northeast corner to the southwest corner, it is sparsely populated. It has five organized municipalities. Sturgis and Box Elder are both classified as first class cities, based on population. The other three communities are Faith, Piedmont, and Summerset. In addition, there are numerous other small towns and post offices located in the eastern and northern portions of its border.

† www.meadecounty.org, accessed September, 2021.


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