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Haakon County, South Dakota

Haakon County

Haakon County was established on November 3, 1914 (organized in 1915) from Stanley County. The county was named in honor of King Haakon VII of Norway.

Currently the Haakon County Seat is located in Philip and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Haakon County are Ziebach County (north), Stanley County (east), Jones County (southeast), Jackson County (south), Pennington County (west).

Cities and towns found in Haakon County consists of Midland, Milesville, Philip.

Haakon County has Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are present for 1920, 1930, 1940. There are free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help with your research.

Haakon County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Haakon County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Haakon County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Haakon County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy details. Hidden away in South Dakota courthouses and archives just about everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of the many South Dakota residents.

The odds are very good that your potential forefathers have left a comprehensive record of at least quite a few elements of their lives in the Haakon County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.

Please make sure to contact the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other details in advance of visiting or seeking information because of in some cases changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are available to interested parties, barring private issues. The majority of staff will guide individuals in finding the resources, but it's up to the individual to perform the research.

The following details denotes whatever birth, marriage, death, land, wills, and legal records are located in Haakon County. The dates stated listed below tend to be the first widely known records in this county.

  • Haakon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 140 South Howard, Philip, SD 57567
    • Phone: (605) 859-2627
  • Haakon 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.
    • Marriage Records: 1915
    • Land Records: 1893
  • Haakon County Clerk of Court.
    • Probate Records: 1915
    • Court Records: 1915
  • South Dakota Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in South Dakota for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Haakon County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Haakon County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is simply a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to furnish your own most liked Haakon County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Haakon Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Haakon Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Haakon Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Haakon Co. SD Census Records

Haakon Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Haakon Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Haakon Co. SD General and History Websites

Haakon Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Haakon Co. SD Military Records

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