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Keyapaha, South Dakota

Keyapaha is an unincorporated community in Tripp County, South Dakota, United States. Keyapaha is southwest of Colome and south of New Witten.

Keyapaha, South Dakota
Unincorporated community
Keyapaha, South Dakota is located in South Dakota
Keyapaha, South Dakota
Keyapaha, South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°06′34″N 100°08′16″W / 43.10944°N 100.13778°W / 43.10944; -100.13778Coordinates: 43°06′34″N 100°08′16″W / 43.10944°N 100.13778°W / 43.10944; -100.13778
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Tripp
Elevation 2,300 ft (700 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 605
GNIS feature ID 1261116[1]

The community took its name from the Keya Paha River.[2] The name "Keya Paha" is taken from the Sioux language; literally translated, it means "turtle hill".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 45. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 174.