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Frawley Ranch

Spearfish, South Dakota
County of Lawrence.
National Register Number: 74001893
Resource type: District.
Property type: Agriculture/Subsistence - animal facility. The threat level was Threatened in
Congressional District: SD-At Large Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 5, 1977):
Frawley Ranch represents the development of practical land use for an area unsuited to homestead farming. In the 1890s, lawyer Henry J. Frawley acquired several unsuccessful homestead farms and created a large and prosperous ranch here.

Multi-million dollar development plans are underway for the property, including a campground, hotel campus, business park, visitor attraction, a service center and a golf course housing community.

Owner has hired a new property manager and has installed waysides interpreting the site’s history.

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