Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

Yankton County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on April 10, 1862 from Unorganized territory. The county was named for the Yankton Sioux Native Americans. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

Yankton County is bordered by Turner County (northeast), Clay County (east), Cedar County, Nebraska, Knox County, Nebraska (southwest), Bon Homme County (west), Hutchinson County (northwest).

Yankton County Cities and Towns include Gayville, Lesterville, Mission Hill, Utica, Valleyview, Volin, Yankton.

Yankton County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The Yankton County Courthouse is located in Yankton, 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 Yankton 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 has probate records (1877—1909); wills (1870—1909); notary records (1877—1909); and judgment books (1898—1907).

  • Yankton County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1889  and Land Records from 1862?. 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.
  • Yankton County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1862? and Court Records from 1862?.

Yankton County, South Dakota Census Records

Yankton County, South Dakota Vital Records

Yankton County, South Dakota Resources

Yankton County, South Dakota External Links

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