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McCook County South Dakota Genealogy  

McCook County
South Dakota Genealogy

Edwin Stanton McCook (1837-1873)
McCook County, South Dakota  is named for him.
Born in Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, March 26, 1837.
General in the Union Army during the Civil War; secretary of Dakota Territory, 1872-73;
died in office 1873. Member, Freemasons.
Shot and killed by Peter P. Wintermute, a banker and political adversary,
at a saloon in Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.),
September 11, 1873. Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

 See more about McCook County at The Political Graveyard.

McCook County, South Dakota is located in southeast South Dakota, and its county seat is Salem.

About the South Dakota GenWeb Project
How we got here and who we are.

Cities in McCook County

McCook County Resource List

850 McCook County Names

Graduates of St. Mary's High School

Graduates of Bridgewater High School

Bridgewater Telephone Company

Montrose Photos

Montrose Memories Book Index

Jayne County 1870 Census

1909 - 1910 Gazetteer Publishing Co. Business Directory

1916 R. L. Polk Business Directory

Church Records
Bridgewater Methodist Church 1888
Montrose Methodist Church 1888
Salem/Spencer/Canistota Methodist Church 1888

Military Records

Canistota's Seventy-Fifth Anniversary
1884 - 1959 Book

Cemetery List

McCook County Cemetery List
A list of all known cemeteries in McCook County.

Canistota Cemetery

Erik Olson Cemetery

Hillside Cemetery

Montrose City Cemetery

Monroe Reformed Cemetery

Pleasant Prairie Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Ramsey Baptist Cemetery

Ramsey Pioneer/Hill Cemetery

Rasmussen Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery

Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery

Spencer Cemetery

Spring Valley Baptist Cemetery

St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery

St. Patrick's Cemetery

Sun Prairie Baptist Cemetery

Unityville Cemetery

Wildwood Cemetery

Also visit South Dakota Gravestones!
Images of headstones all over South Dakota.

A huge Thank you to Ken Tiahrt for all his work in getting cemetery info for our use!

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McCook County Queries
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Fellow Researchers
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Other Resources

McCook County Resources and Lookup Volunteers
 If you have any resources available that you could do look ups in we need you! Email Jodi.

McCook County Newspapers
McCook County Churches


Did you know McCook used to be a part of a now extinct county?

It was called Jayne County. It was established in 1862 and abolished in 1871.
The parent county was Dakota Territory. It's successor counties are: Hutchinson, McCook, and Turner.

The early history of McCook County
from "Within These Borders"

Maps of McCook County and South Dakota
Maps to help you in your searching



About the South Dakota GenWeb Project

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In June, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the South Dakota Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in South Dakota, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

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Jodi Sides
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