Pennington County, South Dakota

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Pennington County is a county located in the US state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 88,565. Its county seat is at Rapid City.[1] Pennington County is the primary county for the Rapid City, South Dakota, Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,784 square miles (7,211 km²), of which 2,776 square miles (7,190 km²) is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) (0.29 %%) is water. Mount Rushmore National Memorial lies in the county. Harney Peak, South Dakota's highest mountain, is located in the county. At 7,242 feet (2,208 m) it is the highest natural point between the Rocky Mountains and the French Alps. Part of Badlands National Park lies within the county. The park also extends into neighboring Shannon and Jackson counties.


The county is divided into twenty townships: Ash, Castle Butte, Cedar Butte, Conata, Crooked Creed, Fairview, Flat Butte, Huron, Imlay, Lake Creek, Lake Flat, Lake Hill, Owanka, Peno, Quinn, Rainy Creek/Cheyenne, Scenic, Shyne, Sunnyside, and Wasta; and seven areas of unorganized territory: Central Pennington, Dalzell Canyon, East Central Pennington, Mount Rushmore, Northeast Pennington, Rapid City East, and West Pennington.

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