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      The 40th U.S. State to join the Union:   02-November-1889
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Extinct South Dakota Counties:: (not linked unless noted, ):
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County Name
Armstrong -

Boreman -
Bruguier -

Burdick -
Choteau -
Cole -
Delano -
Ewing -
Greeley -
Meyer -
Rusk -

Todd -
Wagner -

Washabaugh -

Washington -
Factual information
Created from the Dakota Territory in 1873; discontinued and incorporated into
         Hutchinson County 1879. Created again in 1895 from part of Pratt County,
         and abolished again in 1952. Land became part of Dewey, Haakon and
         Ziebach Counties.
Established in 1873, discontinued in 1909 and became part of Corson County.
Unclear... may have been created and discontinued both in 1862. Later became
         Brule and Charles Mix Counties.
Created in 1883; abolished 1889.
Created in 1883; abolished 1898.
Formed in 1862; renamed Union County on 7 January 1864.
Created in 1875, and abolished in 1898.
Created in 1883; abolished 1898.
Created 1873; discontinued 1879.
Unorganized lands, Dakota Territory; discontinued 1875 (see Census).
Formed from unorganized territory in 1873. Renamed Dewey in 1883, and
         officially organized in 1910.
Created on 9 March 1909; never organized.
Established in 1883, and abolished in 1897. Continues on in what is now Perkins
Recreated in 1883; entire county was part of Rine Ridge Indian Reservation. This
         is now part of Jackson County.
Created from part of Shannon County,1883; part of Rine Ridge Indian
         Reservation; became part of Bennett County in 1909.

Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
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County Name

Aurora -

Brookings -
Butte -
Butte -

Custer -

Hughes -

Kingsbury -
Kingsbury -

Lake -
Lawrence -
Lawrence -
Lyman -

McCook -
Miner -
Moody -

Pennington -
Pennington -

Stanley -

Union -

Yankton -

Ziebach -
Society Name and Location

Aurora County Historical Society (Plankinton, SD)

Brookings area Genealogical Society (Brookings, SD)
Butte County Historical Society (Belle Fourche, SD)
Tri-State Genealogical Society (Belle Fourche, SD)

Custer County Historical Society (Custer, SD)

Pierre - Fort Pierre Genealogical Society (Pierre, SD)

Brookings Area Genealogical Society (Brookings, SD)
Kingsbury County Genealogical Society (De Smet, SD)

Lake County Historical Society (Madison, SD)
Adams Museum, House & Cultural Center (Deadwood, SD)
Historical Marker Blog for Lawrence County Historical Society (Deadwood, SD)
Lyman-Brule Genealogical Society (Chamberlain, SD)

McCook County Historical Society & Museum (Salem, SD)
Miner County Historical Society (Howard, SD)
Moody County Genealogical Society (Flandreu, SD)

The Minnilusa Historical Association (Rapid City, SD)
West Boulevard Neighborhood Association (Rapid City, SD)

Wakpa Sica Historical Soc., Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place (Fort Pierre, SD)

Union County Historical Society (Elk Point, SD)

Yankton County Historical Society & Dakota Territorial Museum (Yankton, SD)

Ziebach County Historical Society (Dupree, SD)

— Serving multiple areas —
Brookings Area Genealogical Society - Serving Brookings County and Kingsbury County.

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