Minnehaha County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide2016-05-28T19:51:04+00:00

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

Minnehaha County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on April 05, 1862 from Unorganized territory. The county was named for the Sioux term for waterfall. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

Minnehaha County is bordered by Moody County (north), Rock County, Minnesota (east), Lyon County, Iowa, Lincoln County (south), Turner County (southwest), McCook County (west), Lake County (northwest).

Minnehaha County Cities and Towns include Baltic, Brandon, Colton, Crooks, Dell Rapids, Garretson, Hartford, Humboldt, Sherman, Sioux Falls, Valley Springs.

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The Minnehaha County Courthouse is located in Sioux Falls, 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 Minnehaha 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 probate records (1873—1907) and wills (1961—1974).

  • Minnehaha County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1872 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.
  • Minnehaha County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1862? and Court Records from 1862?.

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