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Highmore is the county seat of Hyde County, and is located on US 14 where it meets Hwy 47, approximately 44 miles east of Pierre, in the Great Lakes Region.

One theory of its naming says that the town site was the highest point on the Northwestern Railway between the Missouri River and the eastern border of Dakota Territory. A second theory states that the town is named for a surveyor who worked for the railroad.

The third theory has it from a foreign worker describing the rising slope by saying "high more high more".

Today in Highmore you will find; 50 businesses, a baseball field, two parks, a swimming pool, a rodeo arena, and nearby hunting and fishing, and camping facilities.

Transportation Highmore Municipal Airport |

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08/07 Coming to The area
South Dakota BBQ Championships Huron SD May31-June1 Anyone can compete in the backyard BBQ Competition. Meat is provided so you don't need to bring any.
Antique Power Show Huron SD June15-17 Experience the days of antique tractors, cars, steam and stationary gas engines. 150 exhibits and displays, entertainment, demonstrations, flea market, parade and tractor and car games.
Sully County Fair Onida SD August9-12 kicking off the fair with a parade through Onida on Thursday, at 6:27 p.m. The parade will end up at the fairgrounds where we will be having cake, refreshments and music.
Brown County Fair Aberdeen SD August12-18 The Brown County Fair has been providing entertainment and promoting family unity since the 1880s. Enjoy the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo and the demolition derby.