Lyman County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

Lyman County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on January 08, 1873 from Unorganized territory. The county was named in honor of W.P. Lyman, territorial legislator. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

Lyman County is bordered by Hughes County (north), Hyde County (northeast), Buffalo County (northeast), Brule County (east), Gregory County (south), Tripp County (south), Mellette County (southeast), Jones County (west), Stanley County (northwest).

Lyman County Cities and Towns include Kennebec, Lower Brule, Oacoma, Presho, Reliance, Vivian, Iona.

Lyman County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The Lyman County Courthouse is located in Kennebec, 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 Lyman 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. The state archives holds records (1904—1968).

  • Lyman County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1893  and Land Records from 1873?. 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.
  • Lyman County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1873? and Court Records from 1873?.

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Lyman County, South Dakota Vital Records

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