Gayville is an unincorporated community in Lawrence County, in the U.S. state of South Dakota.[1]


Gayville was founded as a mining community in the 1870s by brothers Alfred and Wiliam Gay, and named for them.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gayville, Lawrence County, South Dakota
  2. ^ Wolle, Muriel Sibell (1 February 2018). The Bonanza Trail: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of the West. Indiana University Press. p. 457. ISBN 978-0-253-03331-4. Alfred and William Gay...and called it Gayville.

Coordinates: 44°22′15″N 103°45′37″W / 44.37083°N 103.76028°W / 44.37083; -103.76028