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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.
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