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* In the Black Hills of South Dakota, stands the national memorial, Mount Rushmore, created by Gutzon Borglum. It was designed as a testament to the growth of the country and its great leaders. This magnificent rock carving depicts the 60-foot high (18.3 m) faces of four great U.S. Presidents: (left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Borglum started drilling into the 6,200-foot mountain in 1927; however, he died in 1941 before it could be completed. The head of Washington was completed first, followed by Jefferson and Lincoln. Roosevelt's head was unfinished when Borglum died. The memorial was finished later that year by his son, Lincoln. Borglum's original design was a sculpture of the four presidents to their waists, but time and money only provided for their heads. From http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/mountrushmore.html
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* During the first half of the nineteenth century, various Sioux (also called Dakota) tribes lived in the area that became South Dakota. These included the Santee, Teton, Yankton, and Yanktonnais tribes. The Dakota Sioux Indians comprise about five percent of the state's present population. The first major influx of settlers into the state began in 1863, after passage of the first Homestead Act. Homesteaders in the late 1860s and early 1870s came from the eastern and mid-western states. Many others came from Europe, including groups of Swedes, Danes, Czechs, and Germans from Russia. The Black Hills gold rush of 1875-1877 also attracted thousands of people.
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=== Welcome to South Dakota, The Mount Rushmore State  ===
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When the United States acquired South Dakota, most of the land became part of the public domain. The federal government surveyed available land into townships and transferred it to private ownership through local land offices. The first land office was established at Vermillion in 1861. See the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Portal:United_States_Land_and_Property United States Land and Property] article for more information about the land entry process. To locate the land-entry or homestead case file for your ancestor, you will need to know either the patent number or the legal description (range, township, section) of the land. The county recorder of deeds may be able to tell you the legal description of the land, or you may be able to pinpoint the exact location by searching the entries in the tract book covering the approximate area concerned.
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== Counties  ==
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*[[Aurora County, South Dakota|Aurora]]
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*[[Beadle County, South Dakota|Beadle]]
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*[[Bennett County, South Dakota|Bennett]]
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*[[Bon Homme County, South Dakota|Bon Homme]]
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*[[Brookings County, South Dakota|Brookings]]
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*[[Brown County, South Dakota|Brown]]
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*[[Brule County, South Dakota|Brule]]
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*[[Buffalo County, South Dakota|Buffalo]]
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*[[Butte County, South Dakota|Butte]]
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*[[Campbell County, South Dakota|Campbell]]
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*[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota|Charles Mix]]
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*[[Clark County, South Dakota|Clark]]
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*[[Clay County, South Dakota|Clay]]
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*[[Codington County, South Dakota|Codington]]
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*[[Corson County, South Dakota|Corson]]
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*[[Custer County, South Dakota|Custer]]
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*[[Davison County, South Dakota|Davison]]
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*[[Day County, South Dakota|Day]]
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*[[Deuel County, South Dakota|Deuel]]
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*[[Dewey County, South Dakota|Dewey]]
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*[[Douglas County, South Dakota|Douglas]]
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*[[Edmunds County, South Dakota|Edmunds]]
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*[[Fall River County, South Dakota|Fall River]]
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*[[Faulk County, South Dakota|Faulk]]
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*[[Grant County, South Dakota|Grant]]
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*[[Gregory County, South Dakota|Gregory]]
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*[[Haakon County, South Dakota|Haakon]]
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*[[Hamlin County, South Dakota|Hamlin]]
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*[[Hand County, South Dakota|Hand]]
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*[[Hanson County, South Dakota|Hanson]]
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*[[Harding County, South Dakota|Harding]]
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*[[Hughes County, South Dakota|Hughes]]
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*[[Hutchinson County, South Dakota|Hutchinson]]
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*[[Hyde County, South Dakota|Hyde]]
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*[[Jackson County, South Dakota|Jackson]]
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*[[Jerauld County, South Dakota|Jerauld]]
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*[[Jones County, South Dakota|Jones]]
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*[[Kingsbury County, South Dakota|Kingsbury]]
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*[[Lake County, South Dakota|Lake]]
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*[[Lawrence County, South Dakota|Lawrence]]
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*[[Lincoln County, South Dakota|Lincoln]]
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*[[Lyman County, South Dakota|Lyman]]
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*[[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]]
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*[[McCook County, South Dakota|McCook]]
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*[[McPherson County, South Dakota|McPherson]]
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*[[Meade County, South Dakota|Meade]]
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*[[Mellette County, South Dakota|Mellette]]
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*[[Miner County, South Dakota|Miner]]
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*[[Minnehaha County, South Dakota|Minnehaha]]
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*[[Moody County, South Dakota|Moody]]
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*[[Pennington County, South Dakota|Pennington]]
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*[[Perkins County, South Dakota|Perkins]]
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*[[Potter County, South Dakota|Potter]]
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*[[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts]]
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*[[Sanborn County, South Dakota|Sanborn]]
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*[[Shannon County, South Dakota|Shannon]]
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*[[Spink County, South Dakota|Spink]]
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*[[Stanley County, South Dakota|Stanley]]
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*[[Sully County, South Dakota|Sully]]
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*[[Todd County, South Dakota|Todd]]
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*[[Tripp County, South Dakota|Tripp]]
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*[[Turner County, South Dakota|Turner]]
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*[[Union County, South Dakota|Union]]
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*[[Walworth County, South Dakota|Walworth]]
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*[[Yankton County, South Dakota|Yankton]]
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*[[Ziebach County, South Dakota|Ziebach]]
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Armstrong County, South Dakota|Armstrong]] | [[Ashmore County, South Dakota|Ashmore]] | [[Big Sioux County, South Dakota|Big Sioux]] | [[Boreman County, South Dakota|Boreman]] | [[Bramble County, South Dakota|Bramble]] | [[Bruguier County, South Dakota|Bruguier]] | [[Burchard County, South Dakota|Burchard]] | [[Burdick County, South Dakota|Burdick]] | [[Cheyenne County, South Dakota|Cheyenne]] | [[Choteau County, South Dakota|Choteau]] | [[Cole County, South Dakota|Cole]] | [[Cragin County, South Dakota|Cragin]] | [[Delano County, South Dakota|Delano]] | [[Ewing County, South Dakota|Ewing]] | [[Forsythe County, South Dakota|Forsythe]] | [[Greely County, South Dakota|Greely]] | [[Jayne County, South Dakota|Jayne]] | [[Lugenbeel County, South Dakota|Lugenbeel]] | [[Mandan County, South Dakota|Mandan]] | [[Martin County, South Dakota|Martin]] | [[Meyer County, South Dakota|Meyer]] | [[Midway County, South Dakota|Midway]] | [[Mills County, South Dakota|Mills]] | [[Nowlin County, South Dakota|Nowlin]] | [[Pratt County, South Dakota|Pratt]] | [[Presho County, South Dakota|Presho]] | [[Pyatt County, South Dakota|Pyatt]] | [[Rinehart County, South Dakota|Rinehart]] | [[Rusk County, South Dakota|Rusk]] | [[Schnasse County, South Dakota|Schnasse]] | [[Scobey County, South Dakota|Scobey]] | [[Sterling County, South Dakota|Sterling]] | [[Stone County, South Dakota|Stone]] | [[Thompson County, South Dakota|Thompson]] | [[Wagner County, South Dakota|Wagner]] | [[Washabaugh County, South Dakota|Washabaugh]] | [[Washington County, South Dakota|Washington]] | [[Wetmore County, South Dakota|Wetmore]] | [[White River County, South Dakota|White River]] | [[Wood County, South Dakota|Wood]]
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/South_Dakota/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://sdgenweb.com/ The South Dakota GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb| USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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When the United States acquired South Dakota, most of the land became part of the public domain. The federal government surveyed available land into townships and transferred it to private ownership through local land offices. The first land office was established at Vermillion in 1861. See the United States Land and Property article for more information about the land entry process. To locate the land-entry or homestead case file for your ancestor, you will need to know either the patent number or the legal description (range, township, section) of the land. The county recorder of deeds may be able to tell you the legal description of the land, or you may be able to pinpoint the exact location by searching the entries in the tract book covering the approximate area concerned.


Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Armstrong | Ashmore | Big Sioux | Boreman | Bramble | Bruguier | Burchard | Burdick | Cheyenne | Choteau | Cole | Cragin | Delano | Ewing | Forsythe | Greely | Jayne | Lugenbeel | Mandan | Martin | Meyer | Midway | Mills | Nowlin | Pratt | Presho | Pyatt | Rinehart | Rusk | Schnasse | Scobey | Sterling | Stone | Thompson | Wagner | Washabaugh | Washington | Wetmore | White River | Wood


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Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by: