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Grant County, South Dakota was created in 1873 from Codington and Deuel Counties.  It was named for American Civil War general and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.
For the first few years, no elections were held, and the county almost disolved by default.  However, a new petition was presented in 1878, and a county seat was located at Inkpa City.  Later the county seat was moved to the town of Milbank, the current county seat.
The county is divided into seventeen townships: 
Adams Township,Alban, Big Stone, Blooming Valley, Farmington, Georgia, Grant Center, Kilborn, Lura, Madison, Mazeppa, Melrose, Osceola, Stockholm, Troy, Twin Brooks, Vernon.
  • World Cat for Grant County, SD

  • Biography

  • Aldrich, Irwin D. 1864 -
  • Amsden, C. S. 1856 -
  • Migrations through Grant County

  • Cemetery

  • Assorted Cemeteries and Transcriptions
  • Contempory Obituaries
  • Greenwood Cemetery (Big Stone City Cemetery)
  • Milbank Cemetery
  • Unnamed Alban Township Cemetery

  • Census & Tax

  • 1890 Cenus Index - Images

  • Church

  • Membership, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888 (Big Stone City) 
  • Membership, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888 (Twin Falls, Kilborn, and Melrose) 
  • Membership, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888 (Milbank)

  • City-Town

  • City-Towns in Grant County

  • Deeds / Land

  • 1910 Plat Map Index
  • 1929 Plat Map Index
  • 1929 Atlas
  • Federal Land Records -- Names "A" - "D"
  • Federal Land Records -- Names "E" - "J"
  • Federal Land Records -- Names "K" - "O"
  • Federal Land Records -- Names "P" - "S"
  • Federal Land Records -- Names "T" - "Z"
  • National Register of Historic Places - Grant Co.
  • SD Bureau of Land Management Searchable dB

  • History

  • Milbank, SD Fire, Jan 1912
  • Northeast South Dakota History

  • Military

  • 1883 Pensioner
  • World War II Casualties Army and Air Force

  • USGenWeb Penny Postcards
  • Where to write:
    Grant County Court House
    210 East 5th Avenue
    County Courthouse
    Milbank, SD 57252-2433

    Vital Records, Dept of Health
    600 East Capitol
    Pierre, SD 57501

    Mail List

  • Grant County on Rootsweb
  • Message Boards for Grant County
  • Cousin Connect 
  • Rootsweb Message Board 
  • Genforum Board 
  • Unknown SD Query Board (If you're not sure of the county) 

    Neighboring Counties
    Big Stone County,  MN Codington County, SD
    Day County, SD Deuel County, SD
    Lac qui Parle County, MN Roberts County, SD

    Recommended Links
  • Grant County Libraries
  • SD Birth Certificates
  • SDGenWeb Archives
  • SD Town Locator



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    Last Updated November 24, 2008

    Banner photo Milbank High School 1912, and Grant County Courthouse - Courtesy of 
    USGenWeb Penny Postcards Project

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