Codington County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

Codington County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on February 15, 1877 from Indian lands. The county was named in honor of Reverend G.S. Codington, territorial legislator. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

Codington County is bordered by Grant County (northeast), Deuel County, Hamlin County (south), Clark County (west), Day County.

Codington County Cities and Towns include Appleby, Florence, Grover, Henry, Kampeska, Kranzburg, Rauville, South Shore, Wallace, Watertown, Waverly.

Codington County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The Codington County Courthouse is located in Watertown, 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 Codington 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.

  • Codington County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1887  and Land Records from 1877?. 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.
  • Codington County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1877? and Court Records from 1877?.

Codington County, South Dakota Census Records

Codington County, South Dakota Vital Records

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