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.
Planning & Zoning Commission.
Meeting every 4th Wednesday of the month.
5:30 PM City Hall
The City does not accept credit or debit cards.
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.