McCook County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

McCook County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on January 08, 1873 from Hanson County. The county was named in honor of Edwin McCook, Secretary of Dakota Territory. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

McCook County is bordered by Lake County (northeast), Minnehaha County (east), Turner County (southeast), Hutchinson County (southwest), Hanson County (west), Miner County (northwest).

McCook County Cities and Towns include Bridgewater, Canistota, Montrose, Salem, Spencer, Unityville.

McCook County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The McCook County Courthouse is located in Salem, 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 McCook 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 (1881—1934).

  • McCook County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from June 1887 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.
  • McCook County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1873? and Court Records from 1873?.

McCook County, South Dakota Census Records

McCook County, South Dakota Vital Records

McCook County, South Dakota Resources

McCook County, South Dakota External Links

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