Facts About Sturgis
Sturgis is a city located in the Black Hills region of South Dakota, United States. It is known for being the home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is held annually in August and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. Here are a few interesting facts about Sturgis:
The city was named after Union General Samuel D. Sturgis, who fought in the American Civil War.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been held annually since 1938, making it one of the oldest and largest motorcycle rallies in the world.
Sturgis is home to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, which houses a collection of vintage motorcycles and memorabilia from the rally’s history.
The city is located in the Black Hills region of South Dakota, which is known for its stunning natural beauty and rich history.
Sturgis was founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1888.
The estimated population of Sturgis is 7,107, as of 2021, making it one of the top 20 most populated cities in South Dakota.
The city is home to a number of annual events and festivals, including the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Buffalo Chip Music Festival, and the Sturgis Off-Road Rally.
The city has a rich history and is home to a number of historic sites, including the Meade County Courthouse, which was built in 1886 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sturgis is located in the eastern part of South Dakota, near the border with Wyoming and Nebraska.
An early nickname for the town was “Scooptown.” Scooptown had been an earlier settlement at the base of Bear Butte, that supplied the soldiers at Camp Sturgis an outlet for their vices.