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Rochford is located in Pennington County, in Black Hills, Badlands & Lakes Region. It lies on North Rochford Road and Rochford Road, and the Burlington Northern line.

Between US 385 and the Wyoming line, Rochford is close to the Rapid City, South Dakota metro area.

It was founded in 1877 when gold was discovered in a canyon in the western Black Hills. Rochford became a railroad town in 1889 when the Burlington Northern laid rail there as they pushed tracks to Deadwood from Custer. Today a few people still live in the idyllic location. Mill ruins dominate the town, qualifying it to some as a ghost town.

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08/07 Coming to The area
Rawhide Pageant & Sr. Pro Rodeo Lusk WY July12-13 The Legend of Rawhide is an annual celebration of the history, legend, and Western heritage of Niobrara County.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Sturgis SD August5-11 Since 1938, Sturgis has welcomed motorcycle enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world to the annual Motorcycle Rally. Based out of this small community in the northern Black Hills, the Rally officially runs for seven days every August.