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Rockerville, South Dakota
View of Rockerville, July 2006
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Country United States
State South Dakota
County Pennington
4,370 ft (1,332 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 605
GNIS feature ID 5768511

Rockerville is a small unincorporated community in Pennington County in the Black Hills of the U.S. state of South Dakota. Originally established as a mining camp, it was named for the "rockers" which were used to separate placer gold from stream gravel.

Stratosphere Bowl

Off U.S. Route 16, a mile and a half northeast of Rockerville, is the Stratosphere Bowl, a large opening in the narrow, middle valley of Spring Creek, made famous in the 1930s as the launching point for two US Army/Smithsonian Institution balloon launches sending men to the Stratosphere. The Stratobowl is located at 43°58′36″N 103°20′43″W / 43.97667°N 103.34528°W / 43.97667; -103.34528.

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