Nestled along Sand Creek in the heart of the northern Black Hills, located 1 mile west of the South Dakota border on I-90 is the little town of Beulah, Wyoming, population 33. Surveyed out by Alex Moorcroft, Beulah is as rich in history as any of the towns in the Black Hills. Beulah is the oldest town in Crook County, as well as the lowest town in the state with an elevation of 3970. The lowest point of elevation in Wyoming is where the Belle Fourche river crosses the state line into South Dakota. Beulah was host to the last historic Native American battle in the Black Hills. The rifle pits were located about 200 yards from the present center of town.
Beulah had a Grist mill constructed by Herman H. Reinecke and is currently owned by Dr. Charles Reher. We are very proud of Dr. Reher in our community, because he has done excavation work since the early 1970's at the Vore Buffalo Jump site, located just 3 miles west of our little town, between the service road and I-90. Beulah is located at the confluence of Sand Creek and Redwater Creek. It's designated as a Blue Ribbon stream for trout fishing, as well as camping, swimming, and skinny dipping. 7 miles south of Beulah going up into the hills, along Sand Creek, is the famous Ranch A Lodge. The property was purchased by Moses Annenberg in 1927, and has its own very unique history.
Located in downtown Beulah is the historic Sand Creek Trading Post, believed to have been built around 1880. There have been several owners of the Trading Post, until the year 2009 when it was purchased by its current owners. It plays host to a vast majority of our community's affairs as well as events year round. Spearfish, SD is located 12 miles to our east, and Sundance, WY is 18 miles to our west. When our Sturgis Bike Rally friends hang out with us, they are only 33 minutes from Sturgis on I-90. Our friends that like to gamble know that Deadwood, SD is only 30 minutes away.
We are a very popular rendezvous point, because Beulah is truly located in the heart of the northern Black Hills.