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Swett

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Swett is in the Badlands and Black Hills region of South Dakota, 110 miles from Rapid City.

Understand[edit]

An unincorporated hamlet in Bennett County about two hours southeast of Rapid City, Swett consists of a bar, workshop, three trailers and a single house on 6.16 acres of land. Its population has dropped from 40 people in the 1940s to two people and a dog today.

Get in[edit]

By car: Swett is on US Highway 18 near Martin, South Dakota.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  • Hunting for game such as ring-neck pheasant, giant Canada goose, deer, elk, buffalo, prairie dogs and turkeys.

Buy[edit]

Buy the whole town. $400,000 would allow the couple and their dog to relocate out-of-state.

Eat[edit]

A grocery store had been in operation in the village, but is now closed.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Swett Tavern, 20704 US Highway 18, +1 605 685-6499. A gathering place for local cowboys and wheatgrowers. This tavern and the Boondocks Bar & Grill in Martin are the only bars in a ten-mile area.

Sleep[edit]

There is nothing in Swett itself. The county seat, Martin (pop. 1100), has one motel - the Crossroads Inn [dead link] and annex (+1 605 685-1070).

Connect[edit]

There once was a post office in the local grocery store, but both have now closed.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Swett
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