Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

Clark County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on January 08, 1873 from Hanson County. The county was named in honor of Newton Clark, territorial legislator. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

Clark County is bordered by Day County (north), Codington County (east), Hamlin County (southeast), Kingsbury County (south), Beadle County (southwest), Spink County (west).

Clark County Cities and Towns include Bradley, Carpenter, Clark, Crocker, Elrod, Garden City, Naples, Raymond, Vienna, Willow Lake.

Clark County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The Clark County Courthouse is located in Clark, South Dakota. Learn More About State of South Dakota Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Clark county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Clark County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1883 and Land Records from 1881. The County Register of Deeds is the primary record-keeping and archival repository for county land records and for the recording & maintaining of records pertaining to that real estate, plats, deeds, mortgages & many miscellaneous documents. This office is the keeper of birth, death & marriage records, military discharge records, fictitious name filings, and various types of liens, including mechanic’s liens, state and federal tax liens.
  • Clark County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1882 and Court Records from 1885.

Clark County, South Dakota Census Records

Clark County, South Dakota Vital Records

Clark County, South Dakota Resources

Clark County, South Dakota External Links

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