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On May 15, 1888, Whitewood became an incorporated town. In the beginning, Whitewood was made up of a few buildings. A few of those buildings were a Methodist church, Lutheran church, & Grimsbo Hall which was purchased by Albert Grimsbo. In Whitewood's early years of incorporation it was known as the "breadbasket" because of its abundance of fruit and vegetable gardens made by Whitewood residents.
How did Whitewood get its name..........you say? One story states that "Whitewood" comes from the Teton Sioux name of "Wak Pala-Snow Ska" or "Running Water-Whitewood." The second story states that Whitewood got its name for the abundance of birch and aspen trees in the area. Making what Whitewood is today, a small quaint community nestled in the middle of the Black Hills.
Whitewood finest citizens that have volunteered to dedicate their time in helping the city of Whitewood remain safe.
A group of local Whitewood ladies that dedicate their time in taking care of the beautiful vegetation in Whitewood as well as offering a scholarship annually to two outstanding graduating students.
Local Whitewood Volunteer Group dedicated to help the community of Whitewood as well as our local volunteer fire department.
A business led civic and economic advancement volunteer based organization working collectively to better Whitewood and its surrounding communities.