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Glencross, South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Dewey
Founded 1919
Named for Two nearby glens
2,152 ft (656 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-24460
GNIS feature ID 1255259

Glencross (Lakota: 'Mázačhaŋku Otȟúŋwahe'; "Railroad Village") is an unincorporated community in Dewey County in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It is located within the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.


Glencross was founded in 1919 by Conrad Mattern, who, along with his brother Frederick Louis Mattern, owned and operated the first store in the town. The town's name reportedly comes from its location where two valleys, or glens, intersect.

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