Tripp County, South Dakota Genealogy

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Tripp County, South Dakota
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Location in the state of South Dakota
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Founded January 8, 1873
County Seat Winner
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County Courthouse

Tripp County Courthouse
200 East 3rd Street
Winner, SD 57580
Phone 605.842.2266 

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1909,
burial records from 1941 and land records; County
Treasurer has marriage records from 1909; Clerk
Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1912[1]


Parent county

  • 1873--Tripp County was created 8 January 1873 from Gregory and Todd(old) Counties and unorganized territory.
  • County seat: Winner, SD 57580; Tripp County Courthouse 


Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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 FamilySearch Record Search




Local Histories

"Tripp County Centennial 1909-2009", published by Winner Chamber of Commerce Centennial History Committee, 480 pages; history of Tripp County; many biographies of area families.

"Businesses in Winner, SD from 1910 - 2008, A Tripp County Centennial Project",  Keo Boreson, Compiler, August 2009; history of each business building on Main Street of Winner, SD and change of ownership and type of business, 200 pages

"Our Roots are in Wewela", Helen Turnquist, Compiler; 2009;  History and maps of Wewela, SD; many old pictures of town, church and school; biographies of families in area; 195 pages

"Colome, SD Diamond Jubilee, 1908-1983", Diamond Jubilee Book Committee, Frances Jorgenson, Chairman,  207 pages.  History of Colome:  Naming of Colome, Churches, Organizations, Schools, and Business.  Includes large section of biographies of families of area and many pictures of town and people.

"Before Homesteads in Tripp County and the Rosebud", by Gladys Whitehorn  Jorgensen. 138 pages. Excellent early history of Tripp County area along with biographies of very early families and prominent Native Americans in the area.  Many pictures and maps.






Tripp County Rural Schools, 100 Years" compiled by Family Tree Society, Winner, SD, 192 pages; rural school pictures and stories.


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)Tripp County, South Dakota, p.628
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).