Terry is an unincorporated community in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States.[1]


A post office called Terry was established in 1892, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1929.[2] The community took its name from nearby Terry Peak.[3] Martha Jane Cannary or Cannary, the frontierswoman better known as Calamity Jane, died in Terry on Saturday, August 1, 1903, from inflammation of the bowels and pneumonia, at the age of 51.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Terry
  2. ^ "Lawrence County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 129.
  4. ^ "Calamity Jane". 2018-08-25. Archived from the original on 2018-08-25. Retrieved 2020-04-16.

Media related to Terry, South Dakota at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 44°20′01″N 103°49′01″W / 44.33361°N 103.81694°W / 44.33361; -103.81694