South Dakota GenWeb

SDGenWeb Project

      Beginning Oct 2018 Turner County SDGenWeb has a "new" county coordinator--Linda (Ewin) Ziemann. Watch for "updates" to these pages & additional pages added in the days & weeks ahead. Linda's maternal grandparent ancestral roots are deep in Turner County, spreading into the adjoining counties.

The mission of this site is to house family history information for Turner County. If you would like to see your Turner Co. family information on this site or if you would like to contribute material, please email the county coordinator E-mail linked logo below:

Help this county site to grow....feel free to contact Linda

~Last site update 5/5/2024

Turner County Courthouse - Parker, S.D

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     Turner County is located in southeastern South Dakota bordering Minnehaha & McCook Counties to the north, Clay & Yankton Counties to the south, Lincoln to the east, and Hutchinson County.

     The county was formed in 1871 and named after John W. Turner (1800-1883). He was a member of the Michigan state house of representatives in 1851, A Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan's 2nd District in 1862, and a member of the Dakota territorial council from 1865-67 & 1870-71.


Turner County On-Site Data Menu

Biographies - People - Families Look-Ups **Volunteers Needed**
Cemeteries Marriages (early yrs-1960)
Churches Military Involvement
County History-1885 Obituaries
Early Deaths Resources - List (only) County Books
Family Group Sheets  
Historical County Photos Towns of Turner County
Land Patents Town of Dolton
Rural School History

Town of Monroe

Town School History Town of Marion
  Town of Parker
  Town of Chancellor
Off-Site Links (below) Town of Hurley
1909 Centerville Bus. Directory Town of Centerville
  Town of Davis
  Town of Viborg - History

1895 Map


Eighteen Townships

Brothersfield Centerville
Childstown Daneville
Dolton Germantown
Home Hurley
Marion Middleton
Monroe Norway
Parker Rosefield
Salem Spring Valley
Swan Lake Turner



**South Dakota Grave Stones Project --Consider posting your tombstone photos.

NEW SDGenWeb Turner Co. website coordinator--Linda (Ewin) Ziemann

SDGenWeb - 2024
“A Proud Part of the USGenWeb”
State Coordinator, Joy Fisher
Assistant State Coordinator, Linda Ziemann

Former Turner Co. website coordinator last updated on 10/30/2011.
Thanks to Brady Adamson for restructuring & expanding information on this site during his time as web-coordinator.