Aurora County South Dakota
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Aurora County, named for the Roman goddess of the dawn, was
created by the South Dakota legislature on Feb. 22, 1879, and
organized in 1881 when three county commissioners were
appointed. The county commission first met on Aug. 29, 1881, and
named Plankinton the county seat, an act which was ratified by
voters in November 1882.
County Seat: Plankinton
Year Organized: 1881
Square Miles: 708
The state vital records office has the following:
Birth, Marriage, and Death: From July 1905, and access to
some records for events which occurred prior to that date.
Birth, Marriage, and Death: Since 1943, are available from
the Register of Deeds in the county where the event occurred.
Vital Records, Dept of Health
600 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
Aurora County Courthouse
401 N Main
PO Box 397
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