Butte County Ranchette
31.71 Acres
Newell, SD

Butte County, SD Land for Sale 

Just minutes from Newell city limits, the Butte County Ranchette affords you the enjoyment of wide open country living while being just up the road from all the comforts and conveniences of town. This 31.71 acre property includes approximately 20 acres that has historically been utilized as hay production as well as a nice sized pasture for your livestock. On the property is a modest two stall barn and corrals with wind break. The 3 bed 2 bath home is approximately 2,600 square feet in size with a main level and concrete finished basement. The basement does have a walk out door allowing you premium privacy of your own level!

Location & Directions

Location: Butte County, Newell, SD

Directions: From Newell, SD. Travel north 3.25 miles on SD Highway 79. The property lies along the west side of Highway 79 for approximately one quarter mile.


The area surrounding the Butte County Ranchette is predominantly an agricultural community comprised of fertile farmland and productive grassland. Rich in history, Butte County was established in 1883 when still a part of the Dakota territory. The area’s population began to grow after gold was discovered in the Black Hills by Custer’s expedition in 1874, and homesteading gradually increased after the 1890s.

The town of Newell, home to around 650 residents, hosts all of the services needed and expected in a small town, such as K-12 school, grocery, banking, farm-ranch supply store, gas convenience stores, restaurants, churches, etc.

Regional services such as medical, commercial airline services, financial and legal, retail shopping, entertainment and higher education opportunity are all available in the surrounding communities of Rapid City, Spearfish and Sturgis.

Rapid City, 50 miles south, is the second largest city in South Dakota and offers all types of shopping, fine and casual dining, medical facilities, and industry. Regional flight service is available at the Rapid City Regional Airport.

The Black Hills area offers and inviting mix of recreational and cultural experiences such as, Mount Rushmore, natural hot springs, fossil hunting, hiking, biking and rock climbing as well as superior hunting and fishing. Averaging 4 million visitors annually, the area remains a top tourist destination.


The Butte County Ranchette is best suited as a horse property.


White-tailed deer, antelope, coyote, grouse, turkey are plentiful in the area.


The property is comprised of gently rolling hills.


The soils are mainly comprised of Pierre and Kyle Clay, Classes III, IV, and VI.


Water services are supplied by Butte-Meade Rural water.


Electricity services in the area is provided by Butte Electric.


The east boundary of the property adjoins US Hwy 79 and access to the homestead is provided by a well graveled private drive.


The 2022 real estate taxes on the property were $1,367.02.

Legal Description

Butte County Ranchette Legal Description

Rittberger Butte County Ranchette

Butte County, SD

Township 9 North, Range 6 East, Butte County, South Dakota


Section 6: E2SE4 31.71

Total 31.71

Contact Us

Tanner Hewitt, Broker Associate: Rapid City, SD Office, (605) 490-7952

Tyson Hewitt, Broker Associate: Rapid City, SD Office, (605) 206-0034

JD Hewitt, Managing Broker: Rapid City, SD Office, (605) 347-1100

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