LEAD, PAST TO PRESENTFirst settled in 1876, Lead is a town of Lawrence County, in the Black Hills of western South Dakota near the Wyoming state line.
Lead was long the home of the great Homestake Mining Company, and the town has remained unchanged in many ways. The Homestake Mine has now been shut down but the Sanford Underground Research Facility at Homestake is in full development and promises a lively future for the community. With its rich history and promising future, Lead boasts small town charm with large potential!
Historic Deadwood, SD
One mile from Lead is the historic town of Deadwood. In 1876, the Wild West town of Deadwood was born when prospectors came across a gulch full of dead trees and a creek full of gold. Historic Deadwood, SD is just as wild today as it was when legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock roamed the streets.
Since the legalization of gambling in 1989, the town is booming once again. You’ll find resort hotels, full-service spas, big name concerts, and some of the best parties in the entire United States. You’ll also find modern-day casinos with the latest slot machines, a variety of poker games, blackjack, craps, roulette and keno.