is in Pennington County, in the Rapid City metro area.
The community was named after a device used in gold mining
The latitude of Rockerville is 43.958N. The longitude is -103.358W. Elevation is 4,370 feet
this Ghost Town is for Sale!
Here is the Real Estate Listing:
Like nearby Deadwood, Rockerville was a boomtown in the 1870’s. Gold
was discovered in 1876, and by 1880 it had 100 buildings and around 1,000
people. Scandals, bad infrastructure schemes, and a general lack of gold
led to the town's demise. By 1930, the town was in ruins.
The Black Hills filled up to the brim with attractions, and Rockerville failed to keep up with the times. To deal with the increased flow of visitors going up the hill, Highway 16 was enlarged and rerouted, and the new alignment passed around Rockerville, leaving it off the main drag. The tourists stopped coming and kept on going.
Today, Rockerville is abandoned again. The property includes 26 acres of the old town, all the buildings, the remaining relics, and camping grounds in the woods. It includes a few hundred yards of frontage with false fronts on either side of the road, but it is still the road less traveled.Each store is platted and can be separately leased, though the roofs may or may not make it through the next winter. And the new owners will have to deal with the ghosts of Rockerville, who are are now tourists, as well as miners.
Asking price: $1,100,000.
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