Cottonwood | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota


Located 12 miles east of Wall, there are still 6, or maybe 9, people living in Cottonwood. The town was originally called Ingham in the early 1900s, but changed its name in honor a nearby grove of cottonwoods.

In the late 1930s, the area was a favorite for grouse and sage hen hunters. Today, it’s a good place to take photos of a town slowly fading back into the prairie.

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