Potter County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

Potter County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on January 14, 1875 from Buffalo County. The county was named in honor of Joel A. Potter, territorial legislator. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

Potter County is bordered by Walworth County (north), Edmunds County (northeast), Faulk County (east), Hyde County (southeast), Sully County (south), Dewey County (west).

Potter County Cities and Towns include Gettysburg, Hoven, Lebanon, Tolstoy.

Potter County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The Potter County Courthouse is located in Gettysburg, 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 Potter 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.

  • Potter County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1890  and Land Records from 1875?. 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.
  • Potter County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1875? and Court Records from 1875?.

Potter County, South Dakota Census Records

Potter County, South Dakota Vital Records

Potter County, South Dakota Resources

Potter County, South Dakota External Links

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