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Board On Geographic Names Seeks Input On Proposed Name For Creek In Hughes County

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names (SDBGN) seeks public input on a name for an unnamed creek in Hughes County. There has been one name proposed for the creek:  Crone Creek. The creek is located in rural Hughes County north of S.D. Highway 34 between 297th Avenue and 299th Avenue. The board is soliciting public input on the proposed name.

The SDBGN follows the guidance from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. The guidelines state that preferred names be descriptive of topographic forms suggested by local history, folklore, or incident, or by associated natural life or other phenomena, including American Indian or other ethnic names appropriate to the area. If a proposed name duplicates another feature in the state, it should not create confusion by being in close proximity. Also if a personal name is proposed, it must be determined in the public interest to honor the person or family for historical or commemorative reasons, and that person must have been deceased at least five years.

Comments should be submitted no later than September 15, 2020.

Please send comments and recommendations to:

South Dakota Board on Geographic Names
Department of Tribal Relations
302 East Dakota
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3415
FAX: 605-773-6592
Email: Nicole.Schneider@state.sd.us


For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Contact:  June Hansen, Chair, SD Board on Geographic Names – 605-773-3540