Summerset is one of the newest city in South Dakota, incorporated on June 7, 2005. It is the first city to be incorporated in South Dakota since 1985. Located in Meade County, Summerset is located 10 miles north of Rapid City off Interstate 90, Exit 48 or Exit 51. The city’s boundaries extend from mile markers 50 to 46 on both sides of Interstate 90.
Started by developer Ron Baker and his company, American West Communities, the city of Summerset actually began as the Summerset subdivision between the towns of Black Hawk and Piedmont.
Summerset is home to several businesses, including a hotel, steakhouse, bank, hardware store, medical clinic, gas station and grocery store, as well as a handful of smaller boutiques, a coffee shop and bistro and a used car lot. Most recently, Ray’s Western Wear and Bob’s Trailer Sales opened their doors, and the Morton Buildings company built their home office in Summerset.
Once work is finished on a road upgrade from Sturgis Road to Exit 48 this summer that adds a fifth lane of traffic, Summerset has commitments from Black Hills Federal Credit Union and Pizza Hut to open new businesses there.
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When you vacation in the northern Black Hills, you will be surrounded by an area synonymous with great stories of the gold rush and old west.
You will visit the haunts of such legendary figures as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, as well as many other locations in the gaming town of Deadwood, a National Historic Landmark. This region is rich with Black Hills history.
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