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

Burdock is an uninhabited ghost town in Argentine Township in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States.

According to the Federal Writers' Project, the origin of the name Burdock is obscure.


At this location is the intersection of Fall River County Highway 6463 (Dewey Road) and Township Road B (Argentine Road and Burdock Road). 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 and Black Hills National Forest map.

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Sign marking Burdock, South Dakota

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