Big Bottom

Name:

Big Bottom

County:

Meade

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

44°35′08″N 103°31′22″W / 44.5855403°N 103.5226908°W / 44.5855403

Elevation:

2,995 ft (913 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Big Bottom (1878–1887) is a ghost town in Meade County, South Dakota, United States of America.

Remains:

Big Bottom, South Dakota was founded in 1878 by Thomas D. Pryor. He built a two-story frame house for himself and added a dance hall and saloon, both of which became very well known to the locals. In 1880, a post office was established, and a school soon followed. However, the anticipated railroad bypassed the town, and in 1887, the store and saloon closed their doors.

Established:

1878

Disestablished:

1887

Current Status:

Today, the town is completely abandoned, and little is left.

Remarks:

Big Bottom is located on the Great Plains in western Meade County, South Dakota. The only remaining structure is the basement foundation of Pryor’s house.