One of the states with the least amount of recognition, this large territory was added to the United States thanks to the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In 1817, the first continuous American settlement, Fort Pierre, was established as a fur trading post. Unfortunately, it was not always a smooth ride for white settlers, as they often came up against the native Sioux tribes, and many disputes were started.

An interesting fact about the state is that it has two nicknames: Mount Rushmore State and the Coyote State. The second nickname comes from the fact that the state animal is the coyote. The first, obviously, is due to South Dakota being home to the gigantic manmade statue, Mount Rushmore.

In 1889, the territory was fully inducted into the nation as a state, along with its northern neighbor, North Dakota. While they were granted statehood at the same time, no one really knows which state was inducted first, thanks to President Harrison, who simply scrambled the papers to make it random.

The state has 66 counties, five of which are entirely within Indian reservations. Two of these counties do not have their own county seat: Todd County and Oglala Lakota County. Instead, their administrative centers are located in adjacent counties.

The state government of South Dakota is styled after the Federal government, with the three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. True settlement of the state did not begin until well after the Civil War, in 1873, and thusly the state government was set up then as well.

As for the Supreme Court of South Dakota, there is one chief justice and four justices, two of which are women as of 2015. All of these justices serve four year terms.

Offender Search Web Page

The purpose and specifics of the Offender Search Web Page in each state varies. Read the disclosures carefully. Updates to the database could be biweekly, monthly and daily depending on the states Corrections Department schedule. Some searches show offenders incarcerated in the entire prison system including county jails and some only state prisons. Sometimes historical offender data is available and sometimes only current inmate records are listed. Youth and adult offenders are sometimes located on separate search portals.

State Offender Search: 

Public Records

Court Clerk


Related pages


roane county online inmate systemweld county mugshotsrussell county sex offenderswhite county il inmate roster2460 jackson pike columbus ohiophiladelphia criminal docketmorgan county detention center madison gawood county marriage license recordsonslow county jail inmate searchsac county main jailbourbon county detention center inmatesdavis county jail rosterweber county jail inmate rostermerced county jail inmate listbrown county jail wisconsin inmate searchgreenville ms police departmentfremont county iowa treasurercowlitz county jail inmate listtippecanoe county inmate searchmontgomery county clarksville tn booking loglyon county jail kansasrockdale county clerk of courtbossier city jail inmate searchcarmi jail rostersaluda county inmate searchweakley county tn mugshotscabarrus county arrest warrantsdesoto parish jail inmatescambria county courthouse ebensburg pawinston salem arrest recordslas cruces inmate searchsalt lake inmate searchdecatur jail inmatesbutler county jail persons in custodyguilford county jail greensboro ncwalla walla county inmate rostergrant co jail inmatessaginaw county jail inmate lookuphenderson county court docketseffingham county il jailflorence az inmate search707 west 13th street vancouver wa 98660www duplincountync comhuntsville al jail inmate searchboyle county jail inmatesmatagorda county appraisal district property searchgreene county springfield mo mugshotsspartanburg county court docket searchalbertville city jailhenderson nv jail inmatesspokane county court datesharrison county jail inmatesplymouth county correctional facility inmate searchhancock county public recordsramsey county bookingscaddo correctional center bookingbossier parish jail bookingskane county jail mugshotsjail in memphis tnunion inmate packagesdavidson county jail ncocean county jail inmatesnewton county indiana jailbarry county mo inmate rosteralamance county arrestsbeaufort county nc sheriffpeoria county arrest recordsmith county jail inmate lookupknox county divorce recordsdeer lodge prison inmate searchyakima rosterwashington county jail oregon mug shotsinmate search summit county jaileastland county clerkdubuque county jail inmatesclinton county jail michigan