SDBGN Informational Brochure
This brochure defines the roles and responsibilities of the SDBGN and explains the process followed for a name proposal.
Proposed New Name or Change Name of Geographic Feature
This form is to propose a name for a unnamed feature or to change the name of an existing feature.
Below are links to PDFs of the current Public Comment Forms and any related documentation. These pertain to requests by the SDBGN for public input on new names for geographic features, whose current names have been identified as being offensive, unnamed features, and requests to rename features.
Board on Geographic Names Seeks Input on Proposed New Name for Harney Peak in Pennington County
Board on Geographic Names Proposed Name for Unnamed Creek in Campbell County
Board on Geographic Names Seeks Input on Proposed Name for Unnamed Creek in Campbell County
Board on Geographic Names Proposed Name for Unnamed Creek in Minnehaha County
Board On Geographic Names Seeks Input On Two Unnamed Features In Minnehaha County
Unnamed Creek in Minnehaha County near Valley Springs, SD
Unnamed Island in Minnehaha County in Big Sioux River near Dell Rapids, SD
Board On Geographic Names Seeks Input On Proposed Name For Feature In Moody County - Squaw Creek in Moody County near Trent, SD.
The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names (SDBGN) is seeking public comment on whether the word “Negro” is offensive in names of geographic features.
Negro Wool Ridge and Negro Canyon near Wind Cave in Custer County; Negro Hill and Negro Gulch near Tinton in Lawrence County; and Negro Creek near Medicine Mountain in Pennington County
Squaw Humper Creek, Little Squaw Humper Creek, Squaw Humper Dam, Squaw
Humper Table, and Little Squaw Humper Table in North West Shannon County