South Dakota County History and Listings

South Dakota County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of South Dakota has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Armstrong
Incorporated: March 1895
Parent county: Pratt
Notes: See Dewey County. Formerly Pyatt County. Eliminated 1952 to Dewey, Haakon, and Ziebach.

Armstrong, old
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Dakota territory
Notes: See Hutchinson County. Eliminated 1879 to Hutchinson.

Ashmore
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent county: Buffalo
Notes: See Potter County. Name changed to Potter 1877.

Aurora
Box 397, Plankinton, SD 57368
(605) 942-7752
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdaurora
Incorporated: October 1879
Parent county: Brule
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1883, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1882, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1882, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1882, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has incomplete marriage records dating from 1883 to 1904. State Archives has naturalization records 1882-1953.

Beadle
450 3rd St SW, Huron, SD 57350
(605) 353-8400
http://www.beadlecounty.org
Incorporated: October 1879
Parent counties: Spink, Clark
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1881, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1886, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1882, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1882, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1925, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1880. State Archives has naturalization records 1880-1956.

Beadle, old
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Notes: See Brown County. Eliminated 1879 to Brown.

Bennett
Box 460, Martin, SD 57551
(605) 685-6969
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdbennet
Incorporated: June 1909
Parent county: Indian land
Birth records: 1912, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1912, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: Start in 1912, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1912, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1907, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1912, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1912, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1940, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Attached to Fall River County prior to organization 1912. State Archives has naturalization records 1912-1952.

Bon Homme
300 W 18th Ave., Tyndall, SD 57066
(605) 589-4212
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdbonhom
Incorporated: April 1862
Parent county: Charles Mix
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1870, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in 1877, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: 1871, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1940, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1871-1944.

Boreman
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Corson County. Attached to Campbell County. Eliminated 1909 to Corson.

Bramble
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Notes: Eliminated 1879 to Miner.

Brookings
314 Sixth Ave., Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-8205
http://www.brookingscountysd.gov
Incorporated: April 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1870s, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1870s, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1870s, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized July 3, 1871. Registrar of Deeds has incomplete marriage records 1887-1905. State Archives has naturalization records 1880-1954.

Brown
25 Market St., Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 626-7109,
http://www.brown.sd.us
Incorporated: July 20, 1880
Parent counties: Mills, Stone, Beadle, old
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1884, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1880, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1880, Clerk of Courts
Military: 1917, Registrar of Deeds
Burial: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has incomplete marriage records 1892-1905. State Archives has naturalization records 1881-1954.

Bruguier
Incorporated: May 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Attached to Charles Mix. Eliminated 1864 to Buffalo and Charles Mix.

Brule
300 S. Courtland St., Chamberlain, SD 57325
(605) 234-4430
http://brulecounty.org
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent county: Charles Mix
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1882, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1883, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1875, Clerk of Courts
Court: start in ca. 1875, kept by Clerk of Courts
Naturalization: 1882, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has incomplete burial records 1888-1941.

Buffalo
Box 146, Gann Valley, SD 57341
(605) 293- 3217
http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/buffalo
Incorporated: January 1864
Parent counties: Brugier, Charles Mix, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1889, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1884, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1890, Clerk of Courts
Military: 1919, Registrar of Deeds
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Attached to Bon Homme County prior to organization 1871. State Archives has naturalization records 1885-1938.

Burchard
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Notes: Eliminated 1879 to Beadle and Hand.

Burdick
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent county: Dakota territory
Notes: Eliminated 1889 to Harding.

Butte
839 Fifth Ave., Belle Fourche, SD 57717
(605) 892- 4485
http://www.buttecountysd.org
Incorporated: May 1883
Parent counties: Lawrence, Mandan
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1893, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1907, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1876-1955.

Campbell
Box 37, Mound City, SD 57646
(605) 955-3366
http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/campbell
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1888, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1884, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1898, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1884, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1884, Clerk of Courts
Naturalization: start in 1884, kept by Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1884. Registrar of Deeds has incomplete burial records 1923-1934.

Charles Mix
Box 490, Lake Andes, SD 57356
(605) 487-7131
http://www.charlesmixcountysd.org
Incorporated: May 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1886, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: late 1800s, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1875, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1875, Clerk of Courts
Notes: County was dissolved in 1864 and was attached to Bon Homme county. County was reorganized in 1879. State Archives has naturalization records 1879-1955.

Cheyenne
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent counties: Pratt, Rusk, Stanley, Unorganized Territory
Notes: Eliminated 1883 to Jackson, Nowlin, Pyatt and Sterling.

Choteau
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent county: Martin
Notes: Attached to Lawrence County. Eliminated 1898 to Butte and Meade.

Clark
Box 294, Clark, SD 57225
(605) 532-5921
http://www.clarksd.com
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1882, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1881, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1882, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1885, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1940, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1881. Registrar of Deeds has incomplete marriage records 1883-1905. State Archives has naturalization records 1881-1945.

Clay
211 W Main St., Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 677-7120
http://www.claycountysd.org
Incorporated: April 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1860, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1866, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1863, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1862, Clerk of Court
Court: start in ca. 1862, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: Burial records are kept by individual cemeteries. State Archives has naturalization records 1867-1929.

Codington
14 First Ave. SE, Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6297
http://www.codington.org
Incorporated: February 1877
Parent counties: Clark, Grant, Hamlin
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1887, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1878, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1878 Clerk of Courts
Military: 1919, Registrar of Deeds
Burial: 1892, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 19 July 1878. Registrar of Deeds has incomplete birth records 1884-1905, and marriage records 1887-1905. State Archives has naturalization records 1879-1930.

Cole
Incorporated: April 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Union County. Name changed to Union 1864.

Corson
Box 255, McIntosh, SD 57641
(605) 273-4229
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdcorson
Incorporated: March 1909
Parent counties: Boreman, Dewey, Schnasse
Birth records: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1909, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1909, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1909, Clerk of Courts
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1909-1951.

Cragin
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Notes: Eliminated 1879 to Aurora.

Custer
420 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-8100
http://www.custercountysd.com
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1880, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1875, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1877, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1877, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1877. State Archives has naturalization records 1880-1942.

Davison
200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-8608
http://www.davisoncounty.org
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1882, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1873, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1833, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1874. State Archives has naturalization records 1878-1956.

Day
711 W. First St., Webster, SD 57274
(605) 345-3102
http://www.daycountysd.org
Incorporated: October 1879
Parent counties: Greeley, Stone
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1882, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1881, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1882, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1882, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1882. State Archives has naturalization records 1882-1942.

Delano
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Attached to Lawrence County. Eliminated 1898 to Meade.

Deuel
Box 616, Clear Lake, SD 57226
(605) 874-2321
http://www.deuelcountysd.com
Incorporated: April 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1879, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1878, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1878, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1878. Registrar of Deeds has incomplete birth records 1880-1905, and burial records 1930-1941. State Archives has naturalization records 1878-1930.

Dewey
Box 277, Timber Lake, SD 57656
(605) 865-3672
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sddewey
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1910, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1910, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1912, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1910, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1910, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941 Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Formerly Rusk County. Name changed to Dewey 1883. Attached to Walworth County prior to organized 1910. State Archives has naturalization records 1911-1955.

Douglas
Box 159, Armour, SD 57313
(605) 724-2423
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sddougla
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Charles Mix
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1885, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1882, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1882, Clerk of Courts
Court: start in ca. 1882, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1882. State Archives has naturalization records 1882-1943.

Edmunds
Box 97, Ipswich, SD 57451
(605) 426-6762
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdedmund
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1884, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1884, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1884, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1883. State Archives has naturalization records 1884-1954.

Ewing
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent county: Harding
Notes: Attached to Butte County. Eliminated 1894 to Harding.

Fall River
906 N. River St., Hot Springs, SD 57747
(605) 745-5130
http://www.fallrivercounty.org
Incorporated: April 1883
Parent county: Custer
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1882, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1907, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1905-1954.

Faulk
Box 309, Faulkton, SD 57438
(605) 598-6224
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdfaulk/findex.htm
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1883, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1888, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1884, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1883, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1883. Registrar of Deeds has incomplete marriage records 1883-1887. State Archives has naturalization records 1884-1944.

Forsythe
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Eliminated 1881 to Custer.

Grant
210 E. Fifth Ave., Milbank, SD 57252
(605) 432-6711
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdgrant
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent counties: Deuel, Hanson
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1895, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1878, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1878, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1878, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1878. Fire in early 1900s destroyed many records. State Archives has naturalization records 1881-1955.

Greely
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Notes: Eliminated 1879 to Day.

Gregory
Box 437, Burke, SD 57523
(605) 775-2664
http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/gregory
Incorporated: May 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1898, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1899, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1862, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1862, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1862, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Attached to Todd and Charles Mix counties prior to organization 1898. State Archives has naturalization records 1898-1952.

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Haakon
Box 698, Philip, SD 57567
(605) 859-2800
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdhaakon
Incorporated: November 1914
Parent county: Stanley
Birth records: 1915, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1915, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1915, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1915, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1893, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1915, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1915, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1915.

Hamlin
Box 237, Hayti, SD 57241
(605) 783-3201
http://sdgenweb.com/hamlin
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent counties: Deuel, Hanson
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1885, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1878, Clerk of Courts
Court: start in ca. 1878, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1878. State Archives has naturalization records 1880-1945.

Hand
415 W. First Ave., Miller, SD 57362
(605) 853-2182
http://www.handcountysd.org
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1882, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1881, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1873, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1873, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1932, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1882. State Archives has naturalization records 1882-1945.

Hanson
Box 500, Alexandria, SD 57311
(605) 239-4714
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdhanson
Incorporated: January 1871
Parent counties: Buffalo, Deuel, Brookings, Charles Mix, Hutchinson, Jayne, Minnehaha, unorganized land
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1901, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1896, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1873, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1873, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1873. State Archives has naturalization records 1901-1946.

Harding
Box 26, Buffalo, SD 57720
(605) 375-3313
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdhardin
Incorporated: March 1881
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1909, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1911, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1911, Clerk of Courts
Military: 1917, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Attached to Butte County 1881-1898. Eliminated 1898 to Butte. Recreated 1908 from Butte. Organized 1911. State Archives has naturalization records 1909-1944.

Hughes
104 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-7477
http://www.hughescounty.org
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1909, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1880, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1880, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1951, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1880. State Archives has naturalization records 1881-1956.

Hutchinson
140 Euclid St. Room 128, Olivet, SD 57052
(605) 387-4217
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdhutchi
Incorporated: May 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1871, Clerk of Courts
Court: start in ca. 1871, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1871. State Archives has naturalization records 1876-1948.

Hyde
Box 379, Highmore, SD 57345
(605) 852-2519
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdhyde
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: ca. 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Court: start in ca. 1883, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1883. State Archives has naturalization records 1883-1944.

Jackson
Box 280, Kadoka, SD 57543
(605) 837-2422
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdjackso
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent counties: Cheyenne, Lugenbeel, White River
Birth records: 1915, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1915, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1915, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1907, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in 1915, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: 1915, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1915, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Attached to Pennington County. Eliminated 1909 to Mellette and Washabaugh. Recreated 1914 from Stanley. Organized 1915. State Archives has naturalization records 1916-1948.

Jayne
Incorporated: May 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Attached to Yankton County. Eliminated 1871 to Hanson, Hutchinson and Turner counties.

Jerauld
Box 422, Wessington Springs, SD 57382
(605) 539-9301
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdjeraul
Incorporated: April 1883
Parent counties: Aurora, Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1888, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: early 1900s, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1883, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has incomplete marriage records 1884-1887. State Archives has naturalization records 1906-1947.

Jones
Box 307, Murdo, SD 57559
(605) 669-2242
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdjones
Incorporated: January 1916
Parent county: Lyman
Birth records: 1917, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1917, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1917, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1906, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1917, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1917, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1917, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1903-1959.

Kingsbury
Box 196, De Smet, SD 57231
(605) 854-3832
http://sdgenweb.com/kingsbury
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: ca. 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1880, Clerk of Courts
Court: start in ca. 1880, kept by Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1880. State Archives has naturalization records 1883-1945.

Lake
200 E Center St., Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-7600
http://www.lakecountysd.com
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent counties: Brookings, Hanson, Minnehaha
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1878, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1880, Clerk of Courts
Court: start in ca. 1880, kept by Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1881-1944.

Lawrence
Box F, Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 578-1941
http://www.lawrence.sd.us
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1880s, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1877, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1877, Clerk of Courts
Military: 1921, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1877. Registrar of Deeds has incomplete burial records dating from 1870 to the present. State Archives has naturalization records 1879-1954.

Lincoln
100 E. Fifth St., Carton, SD 57013
(605) 764-2581
http://www.lincolncountysd.org
Incorporated: April 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1870s, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1867, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1867, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941 Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1867. Registrar of Deeds has incomplete marriage records 1873-1905. State Archives has naturalization records 1871-1945.

Lugenbeel
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent counties: Meyer, Pratt, unorganized land
Notes: See Washabaugh County. Eliminated 1909 to Bennett and Todd.

Lyman
Box 38, Kennebec, SD 57544
(605) 869-2247
http://www.lymancounty.org
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent counties: Gregory, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1893, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1893, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1893, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1893, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1944, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1893. State Archives has naturalization records 1893-1950.

Mandan
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Eliminated 1887 to Lawrence.

Marshall
Box 130, Britton, SD 57430
(605) 448-2401
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdmarsha
Incorporated: May 1885
Parent county: Day
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: ca. 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start inca. 1885, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1885, Clerk of Courts
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1885-1944.

Martin
Incorporated: March 1881
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Attached to Lawrence County. Eliminated 1898 to Butte.

McCook
Box 190, Salem, SD 57058
(605) 425-2791
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdmccook
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Birth records: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1878, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1878, Clerk of Courts
Court: start in ca. 1878, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1878. State Archives has naturalization records 1870-1945.

McPherson
Box L, Leola, SD 57456
(605) 439-3314
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdmcpher
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1884, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: late 1800s, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1884, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1884, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1884. State Archives has naturalization records 1884-1944.

Meade
1425 Sherman St., Sturgis, SD 57785
(605) 347-2360
http://www.meadecounty.org
Incorporated: February 1889
Parent county: Lawrence
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1889, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1889, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1889, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1889-1943.

Mellette
Box C, White River, SD 57579
(605) 259-3291
http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/mellette
Incorporated: June 1909
Parent counties: Jackdon, Meyer, Washabaugh, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1912, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1912, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1912, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1907, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in 1912, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: 1912, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1911. State Archives has naturalization records 1912-1946.

Meyer
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Eliminated 1909 to Mellette and Todd.

Miner
Box 86, Howard, SD 57349
(605) 772-4671
http://www.minercountysd.org
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1881, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in 1883, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: 1881, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1880. State Archives has naturalization records 1881-1944.

Minnehaha
415 N. Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-4206
http://www.minnehahacounty.org
Incorporated: April 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1870, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in 1873, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: 1862, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Attached to Union County prior to organization 1868. State Archives has naturalization records 1868-1954.

Moody
101 E Pipestone Ave. Suite D, Flandreau, SD 57028
(605) 997-3161
http://www.moodycounty.net
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent counties: Brookings, Minnehaha
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1891, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1873, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1873, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1877-1944.

Nowlin
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent county: Dakota territory
Notes: Eliminated 1898 to Haakon and Jackson.

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Pennington
315 St. Joseph St., Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-2171
http://www.co.pennington.sd.us
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1877, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1877, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1877, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized April 19 1877. State Archives has naturalization records 1879-1975.

Perkins
Box 126, Bison, SD 57620
(605) 244-5624
http://sdgenweb.com/perkins
Incorporated: November 1908
Parent county: Butte
Birth records: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1909, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1909, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1909, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1909. State Archives has naturalization records 1909-1955.

Potter
201 S. Exene St., Gettysburg, SD 57442
(605) 765-9408
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdpotter/potterindex.htm
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1884, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: ca. 1875, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1883, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Formerly Ashmore County. Name changed to Potter 1875. Organized 1883. State Archives has naturalization records 1884-1943.

Pratt
Incorporated: January 1883
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Eliminated 1895 to Jones, Lyman, Mellette and Stanley.

Pyatt
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent counties: Cheyenne, Rusk, Stanley
Notes: See Dewey County. Attached to Lawrence county. Name changed to Armstrong 1895. Armstrong eliminated 1952 to Dewey.

Rinehart
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent county: unorganized territory
Notes: Eliminated 1897 to Perkins.

Roberts
411 Second Ave. E., Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3395
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdrobert
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent counties: Grant, Sisseton/Wahpeton Indian Reserve
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1884, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: late 1800s, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1884-1946.

Rusk
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Dewey County. Name changed to Dewey 1883.

Sanborn
Box 7, Woonsocket, SD 57385
(605) 796-4513
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdsanbor
Incorporated: May 1883
Parent county: Miner
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1884, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1894, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives has naturalization records 1885-1930.

Schnasse
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent counties: Boreman, Unorganized Territory
Notes: Eliminated 1911 to Ziebach.

Scobey
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent county: Dakota territory
Notes: Eliminated 1897 to Meade.

Shannon
900 N. River St., Hot Springs, SD 57747
(605) 745-3996
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdshanno
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1907, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1883, kept by Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Fall River County.

Spink
210 E. Seventh Ave., Redfield, SD 57469
(605) 472-1825
http://www.spinkcounty-sd.org
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1882, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Wills
Land: ca. 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1879, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1879, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1879. State Archives has naturalization records 1879-1945.

Stanley
Box 595, Ft. Pierre, SD 57532
(605) 223-2673
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdstanle
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1890, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: na, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1890, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1890, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1890. Registrar of Deeds has incomplete Marriage records 1892-1905. State Archives has naturalization records 1892-1927.

Sterling
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent county: Cheyenne
Notes: Attached to Lawrence County. Eliminated 1911 to Ziebach.

Stone
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Notes: Eliminated 1879 to Brown, and Day counties

Sully
Box 265, Onida , SD 57564
(605) 258-2541
http://www.sullycounty.net
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1885, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1883.

Todd
200 E. Third St., Winner, SD 57580
(605) 842-1700
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdtodd
Incorporated: March 1909
Parent counties: Lugenbeel, Meyer, Washabaugh, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in1928, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1909, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1909, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Though created by legislative act 1909, Todd has never been fully organized. Attached to Lyman and Trip counties.

Todd, old
Incorporated: May 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Disorganized 1890 and attached to Charles Mix County. Eliminated 1897 to Gregory.

Tripp
200 E. Third St., Winner, SD 57580
(605) 842-3727
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdtripp
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent counties: Unorganized Territory, Gregory, Todd, old
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1909, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1909, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1909, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Organized 1909. State Archives has naturalization records 1908-1952.

Turner
Box 370, Parker, SD 57053
(605) 297-3153
http://www.turnercountysd.com
Incorporated: January 1871
Parent county: Lincoln, Jayne
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1880, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1871, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1871, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has incomplete marriage records 1872-1905, and Burial records 1941 to the present. State Archives has naturalization records 1873-1945.

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Union
209 East Main St., Elk Point, SD 57025
(605) 356-2041
http://www.unioncountysd.org
Incorporated: April 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1866, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1875, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1862, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1862, Clerk of Court
Court: start in ca. 1862, kept by Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1962, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Formerly Cole County. Name changed to Union 1864. State Archives has naturalization records 1873-1946.

Wagner
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent county: Dakota Territory
Notes: Eliminated 1897 to Perkins.

Walworth
Box 199, Selby, SD 57472
(605) 649-7878
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdwalwor
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Buffalo
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1889, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: ca. 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1883, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Organized 1883. State Archives has naturalization records 1883-1954.

Washabaugh
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent county: Lugenbeel
Notes: Unorganized; Attached to Custer and Jackson counties.

Washington
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent counties: Shannon, Lugenbeel
Notes: Unorganized; Attached to Custer county. Eliminated 1943 to Shannon.

Wetmore
Incorporated: January 1873
Parent county: Hanson
Notes: Eliminated 1879 to Aurora and Miner.

White River
Incorporated: January 1875
Parent counties: Pratt, Unorganized Territory
Notes: Eliminated 1883 to Jackson.

Yankton
Box137, Yankton, SD 57078
(605) 665-2143
http://www.co.yankton.sd.us
Incorporated: April 1862
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1874, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1862, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1862, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1862, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1950, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has incomplete marriage records 1889-1905. State Archives has naturalization records 1874-1955.

Ziebach
Box 68, Dupree, SD 57623
(605) 365-5157
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdziebac
Incorporated: February 1911
Parent counties: Schnasse, Sterling, Armstrong
Birth records: 1910, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1910, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1911, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1910, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1911, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1911, Clerk of Courts
Court: ca. 1911, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1910, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Within limits of Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. State Archives has naturalization records 1911-1951.

Ziebach, old
Incorporated: February 1877
Parent county: Pennington
Notes: Eliminated 1898 to Pennington.

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