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Potter County,
South Dakot


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  As data becomes available, we put it online on its corresponding county's page.  Information will be posted as fast as we can find, type and/or receive it.  We welcome your feedback and comments, and of course, your data contributions.  Email me, if you can help.


Sorry, we are unable to perform personal research for you.



This County is available for adoption!

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We need data - chances are, you have obituaries; birth, marriage and death records; biographies, etc. - RAW data you used to create your family tree.  Please consider contributing those materials.  Anything contributed will remain YOUR property, will be credited to you, and will be promptly removed, should you ever request it.

We need help transcribing as well.  Email Me if you have contributions, or can help transcribe materials.







Maps & Plats









Death Records







 Gettysburg * Hoven Lebanon Tolstoy

Unorganized Territory:

West Potter Central Potter East Potter  

* County Seat


Potter County Map

County Seat: Gettysburg
Year Organized: 1875
Square Miles: 866

Dewey County * Edmunds County * Faulk County * Hyde County * Sully County * Walworth County
(All of the above counties are up for adoption)

A Little About Potter County

Courthouse info:
201 South Exene
County Courthouse
Gettysburg, SD 57442-0000
Phone: (605) 765-9408
Fax: (605) 765-2412











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