Deadwood is a city located in Lawrence County, South Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,380. It is the county seat of Lawrence County.
At high noon on November 1, 1989, the City of Deadwood celebrated the official start of limited-stakes gambling, becoming the third place in the United States to legalize gaming (after Atlantic City and the state of Nevada). Since then, over $170 million in public and private funds have been invested in restoring the community, making it one of the largest ongoing historic preservation projects in North America. Its frontier history, regular public entertainment events and the surrounding Black Hills National Forest have turned it into a popular visitor destination, attracting more than two million tourists annually.
The town's early history forms the basis for the storyline of the HBO TV series named Deadwood.
Web Sites and Links
Deadwood DiscoveredGuide to the area's news, history, calendar, activities, attractions, lodging, dining, gaming and golf.
FreeDeadwood.comFree and low-cost activities around the area.
The Deadwood PageInformation and links about the town.
There's Only One DeadwoodVisitor information, gaming, lodging, events, weather, and recreation. Produced by the Deadwood Visitors' Bureau.