Deadwood is the seat of Lawrence County in South Dakota, USA. Located in the Black Hills region, the city covers an area of 9.8 sq km. Deadwood lies in a narrow canyon formed by Whitewood Creek and extends up the hillsides.
The city was named for the dead trees found in Deadwood Gulch. The city was formed after the discovery of gold in 1876 and was developed as a trading centre. Incorporated in 1876, the city has a population of around 5,000 with mining and lumbering as the major industries. The Broken Boot Mine allows visitors to pan for gold.
Deadwood’s climate is characterized by high winds. Summers are hot with an average temperature of around 28°C. Winters are very cold with an average temperature of 1°C.
The entire city of deadwood is a national historic landmark. Lined with Victorian architecture and quaint shops, Deadwood has the ability to take its visitors back to the Gold Rush of 1876.
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