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Welcome to Butte County, South Dakota!

Butte County was named from the numerous buttes which rise abruptly from the prairies in the area.
The county seat is in Belle Fourche, which is also known as the "Center of the Nation." Our county was established in the state of South Dakota on March 2, 1883. The name Belle Fourche came from the French explorers and means "beautiful fork." You can learn more about the history of our community here.

Butte County SD Courthouse
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Courthouse Location
Belle Fourche, South Dakota














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Friendly Reminder that the possession and use of fireworks is prohibited at Belle Fourche Reservoir. Thank you in advance for your cooperation
As per BLM officer Chuck Huston, campers that are parked out at Orman will need to be occupied 8 hours per day. If campers are being taken out there and left to reserve a spot, it will be towed. We will be towing campers all week. Please be considerate, Orman is for the enjoyment of everyone. Camping spots cannot be reserved on the free side.
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Employment Opportunities 


To find out about county employment opportunities, please visit our 'Employment' page.

Belle Fourche Employment
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