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.
How we got here and who we are.
Cities in McCook County
- 1910 Gazetteer Publishing Co. Business Directory
A huge Thank you to Ken Tiahrt for all his work in getting cemetery info for our use!
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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
early history of McCook County
Maps to help you in your searching
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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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