South Dakota Board on Geographic Names

 

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names was created by the 2009 Legislature to recommend replacements for offensive names for geographic features and to process requests from the public regarding names for geographic features. In some cases, this may be proposing a name for a currently unnamed feature or requesting renaming for a geographic feature.

The board consists of representatives from the State Historical Society and the departments of Tribal Relations, Transportation, Environment and Natural Resources, and Tourism. When receiving a request regarding the naming of a geographic feature, the board solicits input from the public and provides notification to tribes, local governments, historical societies, and other interested parties. After public comment has been received and reviewed, the SDBGN makes a recommendation to the United States Board on Geographic Names which makes the ultimate decision on the name for the geographic feature. For further information, visit http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/policies.htm.

SDBGN Informational Brochure (PDF)

 

 

Press Releases:

Board on Geographic Names Schedules Public Hearings on
Proposed Name Change for Harney Peak

 

Board on Geographic Names Seeks Input on Proposed Name Change for
Harney Peak in Pennington County

 

 

 

Announcements: 

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names Meeting
Tuesday, April 28, through Thursday, May 7, 2015

(Martin, Custer, Rapid City, Flandreau and Pierre)

 

 

 

Public Comments: 

Request for Name Change (Harney Peak)
Harney Peak Public Comments received prior to March 16, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received March 17-20, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received March 20-23, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received March 23-24, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received March 25-27, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received March 28-April 2, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received April 2-7, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received April 8, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received April 9, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received April 9-12, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received April 12-20, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received April 20-22, 2015
Harney Peak Public Comments received April 22-27, 2015