Belle Fourche

geographical name
\ ˌbel-ˈfüsh How to pronounce Belle Fourche (audio) \

Definition of Belle Fourche

1 river in northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota flowing northeast and east into the Cheyenne River
2 city on the Belle Fourche River in western South Dakota located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the geographic center of the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii population 5594

Note: After its founding in the late 19th century, Belle Fourche soon became an important center for the shipment of livestock.

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“Belle Fourche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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