Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

Turner County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on January 13, 1871 from Lincoln County. The county was named in honor of John W. Turner, territorial legislator. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

Turner County is bordered by Minnehaha County (northeast), Lincoln County (east), Clay County (southeast), Yankton County (southwest), Hutchinson County (west), McCook County (northwest).

Turner County Cities and Towns include Centerville, Chancellor, Davis, Dolton, Hooker, Hurley, Irene, Marion, Monroe, Naomi, Parker, Viborg.

Turner County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The Turner County Courthouse is located in Parker, 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 Turner 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.

  • Turner County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1872  and Land Records from 1871?. 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.
  • Turner County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1871? and Court Records from 1871?.

Turner County, South Dakota Census Records

Turner County, South Dakota Vital Records

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