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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.
Assorted Cemeteries and Transcriptions Contempory Obituaries Greenwood Cemetery (Big Stone City Cemetery) Milbank Cemetery Unnamed Alban Township Cemetery
Census & Tax
Membership, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888 (Big Stone City) Membership, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888 (Twin Falls, Kilborn, and Melrose) Membership, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888 (Milbank)
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
Where to write:Grant County Court House
210 East 5th Avenue
Milbank, SD 57252-2433
Vital Records, Dept of Health
600 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
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
Last Updated November 24, 2008
Banner photo Milbank High School 1912, and Grant County Courthouse - Courtesy of
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