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.
By car: Swett is on US Highway 18 near Martin, South Dakota.
- Hunting for game such as ring-neck pheasant, giant Canada goose, deer, elk, buffalo, prairie dogs and turkeys.
Buy the whole town. $400,000 would allow the couple and their dog to relocate out-of-state.
A grocery store had been in operation in the village, but is now closed.
- 1 Swett Tavern, 20704 US Highway 18, ☏ . 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.
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).
There once was a post office in the local grocery store, but both have now closed.
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial, both near Custer (130 miles away).
- Badlands National Park, fifty miles north of the village, contains the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States.
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|Hot Springs ← Pine Ridge ←||W E||→ Rosebud → Jct N S|