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Burdock, South Dakota

Burdock, South Dakota
Wire on wood sign marking the location of Burdock
Wire on wood sign marking the location of Burdock
Burdock is located in South Dakota
Location of Burdock in South Dakota.
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Fall River
Township Argentine
Elevation 3,642 ft (1,110 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 0
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-8590
GNIS feature ID 1265622[1]

Burdock is a ghost town and geographic place name in Argentine Township in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 0 at the 2010 census. The word "Burdock" was collected as a geographic place name between 1976 and 1981. It was assigned a GNIS code befitting a non-census-designated and non-incorporated place.[2]


Sign marking Burdock, South Dakota

At this location is the intersection of Fall River County Highway 6463 (Dewey Road) and Township Road B (Argentine Road and Burdock Road).[3] A BNSF Railway line parallels the county highway. In the county's square mile designation, Burdock is closest to 103rd Avenue and 273rd Street. Burdock's nearest neighbors are Dewey to the northwest and Edgemont to the southeast. The border with the state of Wyoming is three miles west, and the Black Hills National Forest extends around the site some three miles to the north, east, and south. The ghost town lies just to the southwest of the Elk Mountains, a small range that is part of the Black Hills. Burdock appears on the South Dakota highway map[4] and Black Hills National Forest map.[5]


Uranium was found in the area in the 1950s and mined for a short time.[6][7] In early 2012, Powertech (USA) Inc. submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management to begin mining again.[7]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  2. ^ "U.S. Geological Survey. Geographic Names Phase I data compilation (1976-1981)". 31 December 1981: Primarily from U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000-scale topographic maps (or 1:25K, Puerto Rico 1:20K) and from U.S. Board on Geographic Names files. In some instances, from 1:62,500 scale or 1:250,000 scale maps. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Map : Fall River County Roads". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Department of Transportation". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Map : Southern Hills". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  6. ^ Olin M. Hart (1968) "Uranium in the Black Hills", in Ore Deposits in the United States, 1933-1967, New York: American Institute of Mining Engineers, p.832-837.
  7. ^ a b "Powertech Uranium Corp. - Dewey Burdock - Mon Sep 2, 2013". 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 

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