Tilford, South Dakota

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Tilford (the United States)
Coordinates: 44°18′01″N103°25′48″W / 44.30028°N 103.43000°W / 44.30028; -103.43000 Coordinates: 44°18′01″N103°25′48″W / 44.30028°N 103.43000°W / 44.30028; -103.43000
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Meade
Elevation
3,589 ft (1,094 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
57769
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-63580 [1]
GNIS feature ID1262587 [2]

Tilford is an unincorporated community located in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Tilford is located at Exit 40 off I-90, approximately 9.2 miles (14.8 km) south of Sturgis, the county seat. Although Tilford is unincorporated, it has its own ZIP code of 57769. [3]

History

Tilford was platted in 1888. [4] It was named for Colonel Joseph G. Tilford, commander of Fort Meade. [4] A post office was established at Tilford in 1888, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1958. [5]

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References

  1. "Tilford (Meade County, South Dakota [SD]): Miscellaneous Information". Archived from the original on 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tilford, South Dakota
  3. "ZIP Code™ Lookup | USPS".
  4. 1 2 Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 130.
  5. "Meade County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 March 2015.