Hutchinson County, South Dakota Genealogy

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Hutchinson County, South Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

Hutchinson County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Hutchinson County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Dakota
Location of South Dakota in the U.S.
Founded May 8, 1862
County Seat Olivet
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County Courthouse

Hutchinson County Courthouse
140 Euclid Street
Olivet, SD 57052
Phone: 605.587.2838 

Register of Deeds has land records from 1876,
marriage records from 1887, birht and death records
from 1905 and burial records from 1914; Clerk Courts
has divorce and court records from 1883 and probate
records from 1899; County  Auditor has school records
from 1924[1]


Parent County

1862--Hutchinson County was created 8 May 1862 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Olivet [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Various Hutchinson County Cemeteries transcriptions listing names, date of death and age at date of death.


1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation & Military Service

   1905 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1915 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1925 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

1935 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search
1945 state census with images can be viewed free at Record Search




Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See South Dakota Land and Property for additional information about early South Dakota land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Hutchison County, South Dakota, p.625
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).