Moon, South Dakota

Moon is an extinct town in Pennington County, in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place.[1]


Moon was laid out by T. J. Sherwood in 1910, and named in honor of Jack Moon, its first inhabitant.[2] A post office called Moon was established in 1911, and remained in operation until 1953.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Moon, South Dakota
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 52.
  3. ^ "Pennington County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 February 2016.

Coordinates: 43°56′47″N 104°00′30″W / 43.94639°N 104.00833°W / 43.94639; -104.00833