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Pennington County, South Dakota

Pennington County was established on January 11, 1875 (organized in 1877) from Unorganized territory.

Currently the Pennington County Seat is located in Rapid City and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Pennington County are Meade CountyHaakon CountyJackson CountyShannon CountyCuster County, Weston County, Wyoming, Lawrence County.

Pennington County has Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are present for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Pennington Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Pennington Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1880. Pennington Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help with your research.

Pennington County Society and Family History Resources

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

Pennington County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Pennington 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 Pennington 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.

Pennington County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Pennington 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 Pennington County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Pennington Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pennington Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Pennington Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Pennington Co. SD Census Records

Pennington Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Pennington Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pennington Co. SD General and History Websites

Pennington Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pennington Co. SD Military Records