Cheyenne River Crossing

Cheyenne River Crossing (HM2995)

Location: Edgemont, SD 57735 Fall River County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 18.575', W 103° 49.58'

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1876-1877 Cheyenne to Deadwood Stage Trail

The Cheyenne to Deadwood Stage Line changed routes several times during its history.

In 1876 and 1877, the Cheyenne to Deadwood stagecoaches came through what would become present day Edgemont over what was known as Pollock's Cutoff Route. The stages crossed the Cheyenne River just west of the current "Old Highway 18" railroad bridge.

A stage station, called the Cheyenne River Station, was built nearby in early 1876 by J.W. Dear. The location of the station is believed to have been just east of the current mainline tracks, in the wye of the railroad lines.

The Cheyenne River Stage Station in 1879 became the headquarters building for the Anglo American Cattle Company's TOT Ranch, which was one of the first ranches to establish permanent headquarters in Fall River County.

The railroad went through Edgemont in 1890.
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HM NumberHM2995
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByState of South Dakota
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Date Added Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 595182 N 4795863
Decimal Degrees43.30958333, -103.82633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 18.575', W 103° 49.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 18' 34.5" N, 103° 49' 34.8" W
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Area Code(s)605, 307, 308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-18, Edgemont SD 57735, US
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