DEADWOOD, SD. (THECOUNT) — Mayor Chuck Turbiville of Deadwood was found dead in his home earlier this weekend, according to a city official.

Turbiville was a state legislator for District 31 for eight years before becoming the Mayor of Deadwood in 2013. Turbiville served three years in the United States Military, including one year in Vietnam.


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Deadwood is a city in South Dakota known for its gold rush history. Mount Moriah Cemetery has the graves of Wild West figures like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Exhibits at the Adams Museum include a huge gold nugget and a plesiosaur fossil. The 1892 Historic Adams House is a Victorian mansion with original features. South of town, the George S. Mickelson Trail leads through the Black Hills National Forest, according to wikipedia.