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Dakota Territory - Articles of Incorporation, 1878-1889

This web site includes an index to Dakota Territory, Articles of Incorporation records dating from 1878 to 1889. There are 3,166 corporations listed in the index.

Company Name

Town of Incorporation

County of Incorporation

Various companies listed include mines, churches, railroads, elevators and warehouses, banks, cemeteries, lodges, churches and other miscellaneous businesses.

The .pdf files are in alphabetical order by Company, Town and County name. As these are records for Dakota Territory, the incorporations includes listings from both North and South Dakota.

Information includes company name, town, county, number of directors, capitol stock, filing date, volume and page number. A copy of the incorporation record can be obtained by contacting the South Dakota State Archives at

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