Guide to the Lawrence County Tax Records At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lawrence County, South Dakota
Title: Lawrence County Tax Records
Dates: 1880-1974
Quantity: 517 volumes (229.5 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS184
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

Lawrence Country gets its name from its first county treasurer, Colonel John Lawrence (1839-1889). The county is located on the western border of South Dakota with County Seat located in historic Deadwood. The cities located within Lawrence County are Deadwood, Lead, Spearfish, Whitewood and St. Onge. Lawrence County was officially organized in April 1877, and with Butte County and Pennington County becoming official, Lawrence County became the smallest in the Black Hills. Even though it became the smallest, it was considered the most important with containing one-half of the population and wealth in the Black Hills. The County Seat was originally supposed to be in Crook City, but it later got moved to Deadwood making it a permanent home there. Many events have happened in Lawrence County with it becoming the home to the Homestake Gold Mine, and once becoming the largest town in South Dakota, to having many historical figures settling in various towns or just passing on through.

Scope and Contents

The Lawrence County Tax Records available include: Ledgers, from 1880 through 1974, Spearfish Assessment books from 1914 through 1955, numerous tax sale certificate books, and some receipt books. This includes deed books and receipt books.

Acquisition Information

Received in 2000 from the Lawrence County

Preferred Citation

Lawrence County Tax Records, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Detailed Description of the Collection


Series: Tax Ledgers
Tax Lists 1881
Tax Lists 1882
Tax Lists 1883
Tax Lists 1884
Town Lots 687-1020 1885
Tax Lists 1885
Tax Lists 1886
Tax Lists 1887
Tax Lists 1888
Tax Lists 1889
Tax Lists 1890
Tax Lists 1891
Lands Agricultural, Lands Mineral 1894
Town Lots 1894
Town Lots 1894
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1-366 1895
Town Lots 367-686 1895
Town Lots 687-1020 1895
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1-390 1896
Town Lots 391-686 1896
Town Lots 687-1020 1896
Personal Lands Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1-390 1897
Town Lots 391-686 1897
Town Lots 687-1020 1897
Lands Agricultural, Lands Mineral, Personal 1898
Town Lots 391-686 1898
Town Lots 687-1020 1898
Personal Lands Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1899
Town Lots 401-700 1899
Town Lots 701-1000 1899
Personal Lands Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1900
Town Lots 418-717 1900
Town Lots 718-1000 1900
Personal Lands Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1901
Town Lots 426-740 1901
Town Lots 741-1006 1901
Personal, Lands Agricultural, Lands Mineral 1902
Town Lots 1902
Town Lots 1902
Personal Lands Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1903
Town Lots 470-785 1903
Town Lots 786-1050 1903
Personal Lands Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1904
Town Lots 470-784 1904
Town Lots 785-1040 1904
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1905
Personal 1905
Town Lots 499-801 1905
Town Lots 802-1057 1905
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1906
Personal 1906
Town Lots 1906
Town Lots 1906
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1907
Personal 1907
Town Lots 901-1200 1907
Town Lots 1161-1420 1907
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1908
Personal 1908
Town Lots 601-900 1908
Town Lots 901-1150 1908
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 251-600 1909
Town Lots 601-900 1909
Town Lots Recapitulation 901-1150 1909
Town Lots 1910
Town Lots Recapitulation 1910
Tax Lists 1911
Town Lots Recapitulation 1911
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1912
Town Lots 1912
Town Lots Recapitulation 1912
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1913
Town Lots 1913
Town Lots 1913
Town Lots Recapitulation 1913
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1914
Town Lots 1914
Town Lots Recapitulation 1914
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1915
Town Lots 1915
Town Lots Recapitulation 1915
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1916
Personal 1916
Town Lots 1916
Town Lots Recapitulation 1916
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1917
Personal 1917
Town Lots 1917
Town Lots B 1917
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1918
Personal 1918
Town Lots 1918
Town Lots 1918
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1919
Town Lots A 1919
Town Lots B 1919
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1920
Town Lots A 1920
Town Lots B 1920
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1921
Town Lots A 1921
Town Lots B 1921
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1922
Town Lots A 1922
Town Lots B 1922
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1923
Town Lots A 1923
Town Lots B 1923
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1924
Town Lots A 1924
Town Lots B 1924
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1925
Town Lots A 1925
Town Lots B 1925
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1926
Town Lots A 1926
Town Lots B 1926
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1927
Town Lots A 1927
Town Lots B 1927
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1928
Town Lots A 1928
Town Lots B 1928
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1929
Town Lots A 1929
Town Lots B 1929
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1930
Town Lots A 1930
Town Lots B 1930
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1931
Town Lots A 1931
Town Lots B 1931
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1932
Town Lots A 1932
Town Lots B 1932
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1933
Town Lots A 1933
Town Lots B 1933
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1934
Town Lots A 1934
Town Lots B 1934
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1935
Town Lots A 1935
Town Lots B 1935
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1936
Town Lots A 1936
Town Lots B 1936
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1937
Town Lots A 1937
Town Lots B 1937
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1938
Town Lots A 1938
Town Lots B 1938
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1939
Town Lots A 1939
Town Lots B 1939
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1940
Town Lots A 1940
Town Lots B 1940
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1941
Town Lots A 1941
Town Lots B 1941
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1942
Town Lots A 1942
Town Lots B 1942
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1943
Town Lots A 1943
Town Lots B 1943
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1944
Town Lots A 1944
Town Lots B 1944
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1945
Town Lots A 1945
Town Lots B 1945
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1946
Town Lots A 1946
Town Lots B 1946
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1947
Town Lots A 1947
Town Lots B 1947
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1948
Town Lots A 1948
Town Lots B 1948
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1949
Town Lots A 1949
Town Lots B 1949
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1950
Town Lots A 1950
Town Lots B 1950
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1951
Town Lots A 1951
Town Lots B 1951
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1952
Town Lots A 1952
Town Lots B 1952
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1953
Town Lots A 1953
Town Lots B 1953
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1954
Town Lots A 1954
Town Lots B 1954
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1955
Town Lots A 1955
Town Lots B 1955
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1956
Town Lots A 1956
Town Lots B 1956
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1957
Town Lots A 1957
Town Lots B 1957
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1958
Town Lots A 1958
Town Lots B 1958
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1959
Town Lots A 1959
Town Lots B 1959
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1960
Town Lots A 1960
Town Lots B 1960
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1961
Town Lots A 1961
Town Lots B 1961
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1962
Town Lots A 1962
Town Lots B 1962
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1963
Town Lots A 1963
Town Lots B 1963
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1964
Town Lots A 1964
Town Lots B 1964
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1965
Town Lots A 1965
Town Lots B 1965
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1966
Town Lots A 1966
Town Lots B 1966
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1967
Town Lots A 1967
Town Lots B 1967
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1968
Town Lots A 1968
Town Lots B 1968
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1969
Town Lots A 1969
Town Lots B 1969
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1970
Town Lots A 1970
Town Lots B 1970
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1971
Town Lots A 1971
Town Lots B 1971
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1972
Town Lots A 1972
Town Lots B 1972
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1973
Town Lots A 1973
Town Lots B 1973
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1974
Town Lots A 1974
Town Lots B 1974
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1975
Town Lots A 1975
Town Lots B 1975
Agricultural and Mineral Lands 1976
Town Lots A 1976
Town Lots B 1976

Series: Receipt Books
440-707 1883
5929-6177 1883
1-229 List of Taxable Property 1893
4691-4943 1893
6677-6926 1893
7674-7923 1893
10156-10405 1893
10659-15893 1894
12054-12302 1894
12559-12799 1894
12917-13162 1894
13650-13898 1894
14150-14399 1894
14400-14646 1894
14897-15146 1894
15397-15646 1894
22075-22320 1894
16074-16321 1895
17066-17329 1895
17844-18091 1895
19099-19348 1895
20324-20573 1896
20824-21073 1896
23322-23571 1896
23572-23819 1896
21080-26329 1897
24570-24825 1897
25324-25579 1897
25580-25829 1897
26330-26579 1897
26830-27077 1897
27576-27824 1897
30419-30668 1898
30669-30918 1898
32264-32513 1899
32764-33013 1899
33014-33263 1899
34014-34263 1899
34264-34599 1899
34191-34500 1900
34751-35000 1900
36751-37000 1900
37501-37750 1900
1-250 Treas. Rects, Tax Jud 1901
37250-37501 1901
37501-37750 1901
38251-38500 1901
38751-39000 1901
39316-39565 1902
39566-39813 1902
39814-40065 1902
40066-40315 1902
40071-40368 1903
40373-40622 1903
41123-41370 1903
41383-41632 1904
42133-42382 1904
42383-42632 1904
42633-42882 1904
42503-42753 1905
42754-40003 1905
43004-43253 1905
43254-43503 1905
43506-43705 1906
43706-43905 1906
43906-44155 1906
44156-44405 1906
44406-44656 1906
44608-44783 1907
44784-44951 1907
44958-45173 1907
45174-45389 1907
45390-45613 1907
45967-46216 1908
46217-46465 1908
46467-46459 1908
46592-46869 1909
46870-47067 1909
47068-47257 1909
47258-47443 1909
47444-47628 1909
47629-47735 1910
47736-47847 1911
47848-48097 1911
48998-48220 1911
48221-48519 1912
48465-48714 1912
48715-48964 1912
48965-49000 1912
48998-49086 1913
49085-49333 1913
49548-49552 1914
49553-49802 1914
49803-49872 1914
49873-49962 1915
49950-50199 1915
50200-50360 1915
1-267 1916
268-534 1916
535-800 1916
480-779 1917
780-1079 1917
857-1156 1918
1157-1453 1918
1264-1563 1919
1564-1861 1919
2032-2381 1921
2382-2731 1921
1898-2197 1922
2545-2744 1922
2745-2944 1922
3044-3294 1923
3545-3794 1923
3795-4048 1923
3596-3845 1924
3846-4095 1924
4096-4345 1924
4226-4475 1925
4904-5153 1926
5149-5348 1927
5526-5775 1928
5776-6025 1928
6197-6447 1930
6448-6697 1930
6565-6815 1931
6816-7065 1931
7065-7364 1932
7365-7664 1932
7665-7864 1932
7865-8064 1932
7983-8282 1933
8283-8582 1933
8550-8850 1934
8851-9150 1934
8876-9176 1935
9177-9877 1935
9341-9640 1936
9641-9942 1936
9800-10075 1937
10076-10375 1937
10323-10600 1938
10601-10900 1938
10884-11159 1939
11160-11460 1939
11286-11585 1940
11586-11885 1940
11886-12185 1940
12210-12509 1941
11910-12200 1941
12257-12506 1942
12507-12756 1942
12602-12851 1943
12852-13101 1943
12932-13181 1944
13176-13425 1945
13404-13654 1946
13655-13954 1947
13955-14254 1948
14255-14554 1949
14555-14854 1950
14851-15150 1951
15151-15450 1952
15451-15750 1953
15751-16050 1954
16051-16250 1955
16251-16450 1955
16451-16650 1956
16651-16850 1956
1-250 1957
250-500 1959
501-750 1960
751-1000 1961
1001-1250 1962
1250-1500 1962
1500-1750 1963
1751-1999 1963
2000-2250 1964
2251-2500 1964
1852-1905 Nos. Encl 1965
2501-2800 1965
2801-3100 1965
1-300 1966
301-600 1966
1-300 1967
301-600 1967
1-300 1968
301-600 1968
301-600 560 through Street Assessment and Sanitation 1968
1-300 1969
301-600 1969
1-300 1970
2973-3099 Nos. 1970
1-300 1971
1-300 1972
301-600 1972
1-300 1973
1-400 1974
1-250 1975
251-500 1975
501-750 1976
1-300 1977
1-400 1978
1-400 1979
401-650 1979
1-300 1980
301-600 1980
1-300 1981
301-600 1981
1-300 1982

Series: Assessment Books
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1914
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1915
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1916
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1918
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1919
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1920
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1921
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1922
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1923
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1924
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1925
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1926
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1927
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1928
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1929
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1930
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1932
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1933
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1934
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1935
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1936
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1937
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1938
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1939
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1940
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1941
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1942
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1943
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1944
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1945
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1946
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1947
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1948
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1949
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1950
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1951
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1952
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1953
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1954
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1955
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1956
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1957
Assessment Book, City of Spearfish 1958

Series: Other Documents
Tax Deeds 1-200 (undated)
Tax Deeds 251-500 (undated)
Tax Deeds 125-250 (undated)
Journal (undated)
Ledge (undated)
Treasure Ledge, City of Spearfish (undated)
Index to U.S. Patents and Receivers Rects. 1 1