Butte County, South Dakota

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Butte County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 9,094. Its county seat is Belle Fourche[1]. The county was established in the Dakota Territory in on March 2, 1883, and given the descriptive name based on the French word for a hill.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,266 square miles (5,868.9 km2), of which 2,249 square miles (5,824.9 km2) is land and 18 square miles (46.6 km2) (0.79%) is water.


The county is divided into two townships: Union and Vale; and two areas of unorganized territory: East Butte and West Butte.

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