Belle Fourche is located on the northern slopes of the Black Hills in Western South Dakota. It is considered a regional trade center and for producing the legendary “Northern” commercial feeder cattle, drawing commerce from North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. The city of Belle Fourche, French for “beautiful fork,” is the county seat of Butte County, S.D., and recognized for the confluence of the what is now known as the Belle Fourche and Redwater Rivers and the Hay Creek. In 1959, the U.S. Coast Guard and Geodetic Survey officially designated a point 20 miles north of the city as the Geographic Center of the United States. Today, Belle Fourche hosts the annual Black Hills Roundup Rodeo and residents and visitors enjoy area parks with fishing and boating, a golf course and country club, shooting range, the Tri-State Museum & Visitor Center and more.