Pennington County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide2016-05-28T19:51:55+00:00

Pennington County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

Pennington County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on January 11, 1875 from Unorganized territory. The county was named in honor of John L. Pennington (1821 - 1900), Governor of Dakota Territory. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

Pennington County is bordered by Meade County (north), Haakon County (northeast), Jackson County (southeast), Shannon County (south), Custer County (southwest), Weston County, Wyoming (west), Lawrence County (northwest).

Pennington County Cities and Towns include Ashland Heights, Colonial Pine Hills, Creighton, Green Valley, Hill City, Keystone, New Underwood, Owanka, Quinn, Rapid City, Rapid Valley, Wall, Wasta, Wicksville.

Pennington County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The Pennington County Courthouse is located in Rapid City, 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 Pennington 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.

  • Pennington County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from June 23, 1887 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.
  • Pennington County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1875? and Court Records from 1875?.

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Pennington County, South Dakota Vital Records

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