Welcome to Brookings County SDGenWeb




The sod house is the first home of Thomas and Bridget Towey on their farm in Elkton, SD.
They built this sod house in 1882. The family from left to right: Michael, Thomas (holding his son Tom),
Bridget, James, William, Mary.

My name is  Bob Jenkins and I am the Brookings
County Coordinator. 

  We have many genealogical resources available here.

  We would appreciate any contributions you would like to  make to
  this   site.

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   Brookings County Data

 Brief History:

 The county was founded April 5, 1862, and was named for Wilmot Wood Brookings (1830-1905), a
 politician and pioneer of southeastern South Dakota. Medary was the first county seat, from 1871 to 1879,
 when it was moved to the city of Brookings.

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Assistant State Coordinator:
Linda Ziemann             

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