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Whitewood is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota with a population of 879 for the 2020 census. Whitewood was established in 1888 when the Chicago Railway was extended to that point. It took its name from nearby Whitewood Creek.


Whitewood, named after nearby birch and aspen trees, sits on the northeast edge of the Black Hills in a pretty valley with Whitewood Creek flowing alongside the town. The town is conveniently located along I-90 at Exit 23 where guests can choose from several motels, restaurants, and other activities in the area.

Drive Times


  • I-90 E & W
  • US Hwy 14
  • US Hwy 16
  • US Hwy 85
  • US Hwy 385
  • WY Hwy 24
  • WY Hwy 585
  • WY Hwy 111


  • Georgia Northeastern locations
  • 1. Gillette, WY
  • 2. Spearfish, SD
  • 3. Rapid City, SD


  • Rapid City Regional Airport – 49 miles
  • Gillette-Campbell Regional Airport - 110 miles
  • Black Hills Municipal Airport - 10 miles
  • Belle Fourche Municipal Airport - 23 miles
  • Hulett Municipal Airport – 49 miles
  • Custer County Airfield - 83 miles
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Activities & Attractions

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum


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