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Did you know that there are two sides to every story....?

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. 

Best Kept Secret in the Hills.....


  • January - Chamber Annual Event
  • March - PTO Potato Feed
  • April - Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bake Sale
  • May - Memorial Day Ceremony
  • June - City Wide Rummage Sale & City Wide Cleanup Days
  •   Last Saturday in June    - Whitewood Cruisin'
  •          - Whitewood Library's Summer Reading Program
  • July - DIY 4th of July
  •        - Chamber Mixer: Picker's Delight
  •        - Whitewood Library's Summer Reading Program
  • August - Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
  • October - Chamber Mixer - Will John Johnson
  • November - Presbyterian Bazaar & Lutheran Church Dinner
  •                   - 8-10 Club Craft Market
  • December - School Christmas Program
  •                  - Festival of Trees
  •                  - Parade of Lights & Chili Feed


2018 Community Events:

Planning & Zoning Commission.

Meeting every 4th Wednesday of the month.

5:30 PM  City Hall

Historical Facts:

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.

City Wide Rummage Sale- June 6th.    City Wide Clean-Up Days- June 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th.

City of Whitewood