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Those land descriptors are what you need when you contact the County Auditor. Again those particular records for taxes may not exist or would be in archives. The Registery of Deeds may have deed and title data, but usually the Auditor did also as those deeds would need to be recorded. South Dakota may do things a bit different.

Now to find that land:
First, enter those map descriptors here:
Enter South Dakota 5th Meridian and the other descriptors.

The new window will show some info on the area, nearby places, etc.

When you finish looking here, click on the blue colored "Switch to Terra Server."

In the next window, click on the largest blue box for size (top left of map) and the "Topo Map" on the right. Now you have a topographic map. The map is divided into squares, these are Sections. A Section is one square mile in size and contains 640 acres. Note the red colored numbers in the center of some, those are the Section numbers.

Now note the word "CUSTER." This is the Township of Custer, a township contains 36 Sections and is six square miles in size. In the square containing the "TER," Left click in the middle of that square with your mouse. Scroll down the map until you again see the "TER" and again left click in middle of that square. You will now see red colored "22" in the middle of that square for Section 22. Divide that square into quarters. A quarter section has 160 acres. His land was the NW Quarter, or the top left quarter of that section.

Open another window and go to a map program such as: and enter Huron, SD. The property is just south of 211th Street, and east of 403rd Avenue. Going to the satellite photo (top right of the map), you can zoom into that area and see that Section is still divided into quarters. Zooming further in, you can see at the intersection of 211th and 403rd (just to the south and east), buildings at that corner.
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