Nebraska County History and Listings

Nebraska County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Nebraska has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Adams
500 W. Fifth, Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 461-7107
http://adamscounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage Records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, District Court
Probate: unknown, County Judge

Antelope
501 Main St., Neligh, NE 68756
(402) 887-4410
http://co.antelope.ne.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1871
Parent county: L’Eau Qui Court, unorganized territory
Marriage Records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge

Arthur
Main St., Arthur, NE 69121
(308) 764-2203
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nearthur
Incorporated: March 31, 1887
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage Records: start in 1913, kept by County Court
Divorce: 1913, District Court
Land: 1913, County Clerk
Probate: 1913, County Court
Court: 1913, County Court
Burial: unknown, County Cemetery Sexton
School census: 1913, County Superintendent of Schools
Notes: Arthur County was formed in 1887, but did not have county officials until 1913. Before 1913, records were kept in McPherson County.

Banner
Box 67, Harrisburg, NE 69345
(308) 436-5265
http://bannercounty-gov.us
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1888
Parent county: Cheyenne
Birth Records: start in 1920, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1890, County Court
Divorce: unknown, Department of Health
Land: 1890, County Clerk
Probate: 1890, County Court
Court: 1890, County Court
Burial: unknown, Department of Health

Blackbird
Incorporated: Nov. 7, 1855
Parent county: Burt
Notes: See Thurston County. Name changed to Thurston March 28, 1889.

Blaine
Box 136, Brewster, NE 68821
(308) 547-2222
http://blainecounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: March 5, 1885
Parent county: Custer
Divorce records: start in 1887, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1887, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Boone
222 S. Fourth St., Albion, NE 68620
(402) 395-2055
http://www.co.boone.ne.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1871
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1932, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: State archives has marriage records to 1932.

Box Butte
515 Box Butte Ave. #203, Alliance, NE 69301
(308) 762-6565
http://co.box-butte.ne.us
Incorporated: March 23, 1887
Parent county: Dawes
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Boyd
401 Thayer St., Butte, NE 68722
(402) 775-2391
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neboyd
Incorporated: April 20, 1891
Parent county: Holt
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, Clerk of County Court
Court: unknown, District Court
Naturalization: unknown, County Clerk
Military: unknown, County Clerk

Brown
148 W. Fourth St., Ainsworth, NE 69210
(402) 387-2705
http://co.brown.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 19, 1883
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1883, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1883, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, District Court
Naturalization: 1884-1922, County Clerk
Military: 1919, County Clerk
School census: 1883, County Superintendent of Schools
Notes: Attached to Holt County prior to 1883.

Buffalo
Box 1270, Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 236-1226
http://buffalogov.org
Incorporated: March 14, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1872, County Judge
Court: 1872, County Judge

Burt
111 N. 13 St., Tekamah, NE 68061
(402) 374-2955
http://burtcounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1854
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Butler
451 Fifth St., David City, NE 68632
(402) 367-7430
http://co.butler.ne.us
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent county: Greene
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Court
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1869, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: unknown, District Court

Calhoun
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent counties: Lancaster, Douglas
Notes: See Saunders County. Name changed to Saunders Jan. 8, 1862.

Cass
346 Main St. #202, Plattsmouth, NE 68048
(402) 296-9300
http://cassne.org
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1854
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1855, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1855, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1854, County Court
Court: 1854, County Court
Burial: unknown, Cemetery Board

Cedar
101 S. Broadway Ave., Box 47, Hartington, NE 68739
(402) 254-7411
http://co.cedar.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 12, 1857
Parent counties: Dixon, Pierce
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Chase
921 Broadway, Imperial, NE 69033
(308) 882-5266
http://co.chase.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 27. 1873
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1886, kept by County Judge
Divorce: 1886, District Court
Land: 1886, County Clerk
Probate: 1886, County Judge
Court: 1886, County Judge

Cherry
365 N. Main St., Box 120, Valentine, NE 69201
(402) 376-2771
http://co.cherry.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 23, 1883
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: unknown, County Court

Cheyenne
1000 10th Ave., Box 217, Sidney, NE 69162
(308) 254-2141
http://co.cheyenne.ne.us
Incorporated: Jun. 22, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Court

Clay
111 W. Fairfield St., Clay Center, NE 68933
(402) 762-3463
http://claycounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1871, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1871, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: unknown, District Court
Military: 1921, County Clerk
Naturalization: unknown, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1917-1918.

Clay, old
Incorporated: March 7, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Absorbed by Gage County in 1864.

Colfax
411 E. 11th St., Schuyler, NE 68661
(402) 352-3434
http://colfaxcounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1869
Parent county: Platte
Marriage records: start in 1869, kept by County Judge
Divorce: 1881, District Court
Land: 1860, County Clerk
Probate: 1886, County Judge
Court: 1885, County Judge

Cuming
200 S. Lincoln St., West Point, NE 68788
(402) 372-6002
http://co.cuming.ne.us
Incorporated: March 16, 1855
Parent county: Burt
Marriage records: start in 1866, kept by County Judge
Divorce: 1869, District Court
Probate: 1866, County Judge
Court: 1960, County Judge
School census: unknown, County Judge

Custer
431 S. 10th Ave., Broken Bow, NE 68822
(308) 872-5701
http://co.custer.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1877
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Birth records: start in 1910, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1878, County Judge
Divorce: 1881, District Court
Death: 1915, County Clerk
Land: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1887, County Judge
Court: 1887, County Judge
Obituaries: 1877, County Clerk
Pioneer biographical data: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: County historical society has many other records.

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Dakota
1601 Broadway St., Dakota City, NE 68731
(402) 987-2126
http://www.dakotacountyne.org
Incorporated: March 7, 1855
Parent county: Burt
Marriage records: start in 1856, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1862, District Court
Land: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1858, County Court
Court: 1862, Court
Naturalization: unknown, District Court
Military: 1921, County Clerk

Dawes
451 Main St., Chadron, NE 69337
(308) 432-0100
http://co.dawes.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 19, 1885
Parent county: Sioux
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1880, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge

Dawson
Box 370, Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-2127
http://www.dawsoncountyne.net
Incorporated: Jan. 11, 1860
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1873, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: unknown, County Court
Naturalization: unknown, District Court
Military: unknown, Veterans Service Office

Deuel
Third & Vincent, Chappell, NE 69129
(308) 874-3308
http://co.deuel.ne.us
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1888
Parent county: Cheyenne
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: 1890, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, County Clerk

Dixon
302 Third St., Ponca, NE 68770
(402) 755-2208
http://co.dixon.ne.us
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent counties: Blackbird, Izard, unorganized territory
Birth records: start in 1919, kept by County Clerk
Death: 1919, County Clerk
Land: 1871, County Clerk
Burial: 1919, County Clerk

Dodge
435 N. Park Ave., Fremont, NE 68025
(402) 727-2767
http://dodgecounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1854
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Judge

Douglas
1819 Farman St., Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 444-7143
http://douglascounty-ne.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1854
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Military: unknown, County Clerk

Dundy
Box 506, Benkelman, NE 69021
(308) 423-2058
http://co.dundy.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Birth records: start in 1907, kept by County Clerk
Death: 1904, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, County Clerk

Emmet
Incorporated: Feb. 10, 1857
Parent counties: Pierce, unorganized territory
Notes: See Knox County. Formerly L’Eau Qui Court County. Name changed to Emmet Feb. 18, 1867, and to Knox Feb. 21, 1873.

Fillmore
900 G St., Geneva, NE 68361
(402) 759-4931
http://fillmorecounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1872, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: unknown, County Court
School census: unknown, County Superintendent of Schools
Notes: County Clerk has delayed birth records.

Forney
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1854
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Nemaha County. Name changed to Nemaha March 7, 1855.

Franklin
405 15th Ave., Box 146, Franklin, NE 68939
(308) 425-6202
http://co.franklin.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1867
Parent county: Kearney
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk

Frontier
1 Wellington St., Box 40, Stockville, NE 69042
(308) 367-8641
http://co.frontier.ne.us
Incorporated: Jan. 17, 1872
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Judge
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge
Naturalization: unknown, County Judge
Military: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Clerk and Treasurer
School census: unknown, Superintendent of Schools

Furnas
912 R St., Box 387, Beaver City, NE 68926
(308) 268-4145
http://furnascounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1873, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

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Gage
612 Grant St., Box 429, Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-1300
http://co.gage.ne.us
Incorporated: March 16 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1860, kept in County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Probate: 1860, County Judge

Garden
611 Main St., Box 486, Oshkosh, NE 69154
(308) 772-3924
http://co.garden.ne.us
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1909
Parent county: Deuel
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Garfield
250 S. Eighth St., Box 218, Burwell, NE 68823
(308) 346-4161
http://www.garfieldcounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 8, 1884
Parent county: Wheeler
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, County Judge
Probate: unknown, County Judge

Gosper
507 Smith Ave., Box 136, Elwood, NE 68937
(308) 785-2611
http://co.gosper.ne.us
Incorporated: Nov. 26, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized territory, Kearney
Marriage records: start in 1891, kept by County Judge
Divorce: 1880, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: 1891, County Judge
Court: 1920, County Judge

Grant
Box 139, Hyannis, NE 69350
(308) 458-2488
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/sioux
Incorporated: March 31, 1887
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1888, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1890, County Clerk
Land: 1888, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: 1897, County Clerk
Military: 1921, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has naturalization records 1891-1912.

Greeley
Box 287, Greeley, NE 68842
(308) 428-3625
http://greeleycounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: March 1, 1871
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: unknown, District Court
Naturalization: unknown, County Clerk
Military: unknown, County Clerk

Greene
Incorporated: March 6, 1855
Parent counties: Cass, Pierce (old)
Notes: See Seward County. Name changed to Seward Jan. 3, 1862.

Hall
121 S. Pine St., Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5080
http://hallcountyne.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 4, 1858
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1869, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, District Court

Hamilton
1111 13th St. Suite 1, Aurora, NE 68818
(402) 694-3443
http://co.hamilton.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: 1870, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1870, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Harlan
706 W. Second St., Alma, NE 68920
(308) 928-2173
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neharlan
Incorporated: Jun. 3, 1871
Parent county: Kearney
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk and Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Harrison
Incorporated: 2003
Parent county: unknown
Notes: Never organized county in southwest corner of state. With Lincoln County in 1870 Census.

Hayes
502 Troth St., Box 370, Hayes Center, NE 69032
(308) 286-3413
http://hayescounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 19, 1877
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Death: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, County Clerk

Hitchcock
229 E. D St., Box 248, Trenton, NE 69044
(308) 334-5646
http://co.hitchcock.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Holt
204 N. Fourth St., Box 329, O’Neill, NE 68763
(402) 336-1762
http://co.holt.ne.us
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1860
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1879, District Court
Land: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1882, County Judge
Court: 1882, County Judge
Notes: Formerly West County. Name changed to Holt Jan. 9, 1862.

Hooker
303 NE First St., Box 184, Mullen, NE 69152
(308) 546-2244
http://co.hooker.ne.us
Incorporated: March 29, 1889
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Birth records: start in 1919, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: unknown, County Judge
Death: 1919, County Clerk
Land: 1889, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge

Howard
612 Indian S., Box 25, St. Paul, NE 68873
(308) 754-4343
http://howardcounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: March 1, 1871
Parent county: Hall
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by County Judge
Divorce: 1873, County Judge
Land: 1872, County Judge
Probate: 1872, County Judge
Court: 1872, County Judge
Naturalization: 1872, County Judge

Izard
Incorporated: March 6, 1855
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Notes: See Stanton County. Name changed to Stanton Jan. 10, 1862.

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Jackson
Incorporated: 1855
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Notes: See Fillmore County. Never organized. Changed to Fillmore Jan. 26, 1856.

Jefferson
411 Fourth St., Fairbury, NE 68352
(402) 729-2323
http://co.jefferson.ne.us
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge
Notes: Formerly Jones County. Name changed to Jefferson 1864. Boundaries redefined 1867 and 1871.

Johnson
Box 416, Tecumseh, NE 68450
(402) 335-3246
http://co.johnson.ne.us
Incorporated: March 2, 1855
Parent county: Nemaha
Marriage records: start in 1858, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1858, District Court
Land: 1858, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Jones
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Notes: See Jefferson County. Absorbed by Jefferson in 1867.

Kearney
424 N. Colorado, Minden, NE 68959
(308) 832-2723
http://kearneycounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 10, 1860
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Keith
511 N. Spruce St., Box 149, Ogallala, NE 69153
(308) 284-4726
http://co.keith.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Birth records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: unknown, County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Death: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, District Court
Court: unknown, District Court

Keya Paha
Box 349, Springview, NE 68778
(402) 497-3791
http://co.keya-paha.ne.us
Incorporated: Nov. 4, 1884
Parent county: Brown
Marriage records: start in 1886, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1886, County Clerk
Land: 1886, County Clerk
Probate: 1886, County Clerk
Court: 1886, County Clerk
School census: unknown, County Clerk

Kimball
114 E. Third St., Kimball, NE 69145
(308) 235-2241
http://co.kimball.ne.us
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1888
Parent county: Cheyenne
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Judge

Knox
Box 166, Center, NE 68724
(402) 288-4282
http://co.knox.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 10, 1857
Parent counties: Pierce, unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge
Notes: Formerly L’Eau Qui Court and Emmet counties. Created as L’Eau Qui Court County. Name changed to Emmet Feb. 18, 1867. Name changed to Knox Feb. 21, 1873.

L’Eau Qui Court
Incorporated: Feb. 10, 1857
Parent counties: Pierce, Unorganized territory
Notes: See Knox County. Name changed to Emmet Feb. 18, 1867. Name changed to Knox Feb. 21, 1873.

Lancaster
555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 441-7484
http://lancaster.ne.gov
Incorporated: March 6, 1855
Parent counties: Cass, Pierce (old)
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge

Lincoln
301 N. Jeffers, North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 532-4051
http://lincoln.ne.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 7, 1860
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: unknown, County Court
Notes: Formerly Shorter County. Name changed to Lincoln Dec. 11, 1861.

Logan
317 Main St., Box 8, Stapleton, NE 69163
(308) 636-2311
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nelogan
Incorporated: Feb. 24, 1885
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1885, kept by County Judge
Divorce: 1885, County Judge
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: 1885, County Judge
Court: 1885, County Judge
Notes: County Judge has partial burial records.

Loup
Box 187, Taylor, NE 68879
(308) 942-3135
http://co.loup.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 23, 1883
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: 1887, County Clerk
Land: 1887, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: 1887, County Clerk

Loup, old
Incorporated: March 6, 1855
Parent county: Burt
Notes: Disorganized in 1856; became part of Izard, Madison, Monroe and Platte counties.

Lyon
Incorporated: 2003
Parent county: unknown
Notes: Never organized county in southwest corner of state. With Lincoln County in 1870 Census.

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Madison
110 Clara Davis Dr., Box 290, Madison, NE 68748
(402) 454-3311
http://co.madison.ne.us
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent counties: McNeale, Loup (old)
Marriage records: start in 1868, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1907, County Clerk
Land: 1868, County Clerk
Probate: 1863, County Clerk
Court: 1907, County Clerk

McNeale
Incorporated: 1855
Parent county: Burt
Notes: Absorbed by Madison and Izard (now Stanton) counties in 1856.

McPherson
Box 122, Tryon, NE 69167
(308) 587-2363
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nemcpher
Incorporated: March 31, 1887
Parent counties: Lincoln, Keith, Logan
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Merrick
1510 18th St., Box 27, Central City, NE 68826
(308) 946-2881
http://merrickcounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 4, 1858
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Birth records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: unknown, County Judge
Divorce: unknown, County Judge
Death: unknown, County Clerk
Land: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Monroe
Incorporated: 1856
Parent county: Loup (old)
Notes: Absorbed by Platte County in 1860.

Morrill
Box 610, Bridgeport, NE 69336
(308) 262-0860
http://morrillcounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 12, 1908
Parent county: Cheyenne
Birth records: start in 1917, kept by County Clerk
Marriage records: unknown, County Judge
Death: 1917, County Clerk
Land: 1909, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Burial: 1917, County Clerk

Nance
209 Esther St., Fullerton, NE 68638
(308) 536-2331
http://co.nance.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 13, 1879
Parent county: Pawnee Indian Reservation
Marriage records: start in 1890, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1882, District Court
Land: 1879, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: 1882, District Court

Nemaha
1824 N St., Auburn, NE 68305
(402) 274-4213
http://nemahacounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1854
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1856, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge
Military: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Forney County. Name changed to Nemaha March 7, 1855.

Nuckolls
150 S. Main St., Box 366, Nelson, NE 68961
(409) 225-4361
http://nuckollscounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1860
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1900, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, District Court

Otoe
1021 Central Ave., Box 249, Nebraska City, NE 68410
(402) 873-9505
http://co.otoe.ne.us
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1854
Parent counties: Cass, Pierce (old)
Notes: Formerly Pierce (old). Name changed to Otoe.
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Clerk

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Pawnee
625 Sixth St., Box 431, Pawnee City, NE 68420
(402) 852-2962
http://co.pawnee.ne.us
Incorporated: March 6, 1855
Parent county: Richardson
Marriage records: start in 1858, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Perkins
200 Lincoln Ave., Box 156, Grant, NE 69140
(308) 352-4643
http://co.perkins.ne.us
Incorporated: Nov. 8, 1887
Parent county: Keith
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Phelps
Box 404, Holdrege, NE 68949
(308) 995-4469
http://phelpsgov.org
Incorporated: Feb. 11, 1873
Parent county: Kearney
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge

Pierce
111 W. Court St. Room 1, Pierce, NE 68767
(402) 329-4225
http://co.pierce.ne.us
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent county: Izard, unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Court
Naturalization: unknown, District Court
Military: unknown, County Clerk
School Census: unknown, School Superintendent
Notes: Formerly Otoe County

Pierce, old
Incorporated: 1854
Parent county: Original County
Notes: See Otoe County. Became part of Otoe County in 1855.

Platte
2610 14th St., Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 563-4904
http://plattecounty.net
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent county: Loup (old)
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Assessor
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, District Court

Polk
400 Hawkeye St., Box 276, Osceola, NE 68651
(402) 747-5431
http://polkcounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent county: York, unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge

Red Willow
502 Norris Ave., McCook, NE 69001
(308) 345-1552
http://co.red-willow.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1874, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1888, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: unknown, District Court
Military: unknown, Veteran Service Office
School census: unknown, School Superintendent

Richardson
1700 Stone St., Falls City, NE 68355
(402) 245-2911
http://co.richardson.ne.us
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1854
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1918, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: ca. 1800, County Judge
Death: 1918, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Rock
400 State St., Box 367, Bassett, NE 68714
(402) 684-3933
http://co.rock.ne.us
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1888
Parent county: Brown
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: 1889, County Clerk
Land: 1889, County Clerk
Probate: 1889, County Clerk
Court: 1889, County Clerk

Saline
215 S. Court St., Box 865, Wilber, NE 68465
(402) 821-2374
http://co.saline.ne.us
Incorporated: March 6, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1976, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1886, County Court
Divorce: 1886, District Court
Death: 1976, County Clerk
Land: 1886, County Clerk
Probate: 1870, County Court
Court: 1886, District Court

Sarpy
1210 Golden Gate Dr., Papillion, NE 68046
(402) 593-2100
http://www.sarpy.com
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1857
Parent county: Douglas
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge

Saunders
Box 61, Wahoo, NE 68066
(402) 443-8101
http://saunderscounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1856
Parent counties: Lancaster, Douglas
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Calhoun County. Name changed to Saunders Jan. 8, 1862.

Scotts Bluff
1825 10th St., Gering, NE 69341
(308) 436-6600
http://scottsbluffcounty.org
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1888
Parent county: Cheyenne
Marriage records: unknown, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Judge
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Seward
529 Seward St., Box 190, Seward, NE 68434
(402) 643-2883
http://www.connectseward.org/cgov
Incorporated: March 6, 1855
Parent county: Cass, Pierce (old)
Marriage records: start in 1866, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1868, District Court
Land: 1866, County Clerk
Probate: 1869, County Court
Court: 1869, District Court
Notes: Formerly Greene County. Name changed to Seward Jan. 3, 1862.

Sheridan
301 E. Second St., Box 39, Rushville, NE 69360
(308) 327-2633
http://www.sheridancountynebraska.com
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1885
Parent county: Sioux
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Sherman
630 O St., Box 456, Loup City, NE 68853
(308) 745-1513
http://co.sherman.ne.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1871
Parent counties: Buffalo, unorganized territory
Notes: County Clerk has naturalization records 1882-1920.
Marriage records: start in 1883, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1882, County Clerk
Land: 1873, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Clerk Magistrate
Court: 1882, County Clerk

Shorter
Incorporated: Jan. 7, 1860
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Notes: See Lincoln County. Name changed to Lincoln Dec. 11, 1861.

Sioux
325 Main St., Box 158, Harrison, NE 69346
(308) 668-2443
http://co.sioux.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 19, 1877
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Stanton
804 Ivy St., Box 347, Stanton, NE 68779
(402) 439-2222
http://co.stanton.ne.us
Incorporated: March 6, 1855
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1869, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1875, District Court
Land: 1868, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: 1875, District Court
Naturalization: unknown, County Clerk
Military: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Izard County. Name changed to Stanton Jan. 20, 1862.

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Taylor
Incorporated: 2003
Parent county: unknown
Notes: Never organized county in southwest corner of state. Became part of Cheyenne County. With Lincoln County in 1870 Census.

Thayer
225 N. Fourth St., Box 208, Hebron, NE 68370
(402) 768-6126
http://thayercounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1871
Parent county: Jefferson
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge

Thomas
503 Main St., Thedford, NE 69166
(308) 645-2261
http://thomascountynebraska.us
Incorporated: March 31, 1887
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1887, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, District Court

Thurston
106 S. Fifth St., Box G, Pender, NE 68047
(402) 385-2343
http://www.thurstoncountynebraska.us
Incorporated: March 28, 1889
Parent county: Burt
Marriage records: start in 1889, kept by County Judge
Divorce: 1889, District Court
Land: 1885, County Clerk
Probate: 1889, County Judge
Court: 1889, District Court
Notes: Thurston County was originally an Indian reservation. Prior to organization, it was Blackbird County, created March 7, 1855. From 1884-1889 it was administered by Dakota County. Name changed to Thurston March 28, 1889.

Valley
125 S. 15th St., Ord, NE 68862
(308) 728-3700
http://co.valley.ne.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1871
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1883, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1883, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, District Court

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Washington
1555 Colfax St., Blair, NE 68008
(402) 426-6822
http://co.washington.ne.us
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1854
Parent county: Original County
Birth records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: unknown, County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Death: unknown, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Judge
Court: unknown, County Judge
Burial: unknown, County Clerk

Wayne
510 N. Pearl St., Box 248, Wayne, NE 68787
(402) 375-2288
http://www.waynecountyne.org
Incorporated: March 4, 1871
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1871, kept by County Judge
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1870, County Clerk
Probate: 1871, County Judge
Court: 1871, County Judge

Webster
621 N. Cedar St., Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402) 746-2716
http://co.webster.ne.us
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Marriage records: start in 1871, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1871, County Clerk
Land: 1871, County Clerk
Probate: 1871, County Clerk
Court: 1871, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1874, County Clerk

West
Incorporated: 13 Jan. 1860
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Notes: See Holt County. Name changed to Holt Jan. 9, 1862.

Wheeler
Box 127, Bartlett, NE 68622
(308) 654-3235
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~newheele
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1877
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

York
510 Lincoln Ave., York, NE 68467
(402) 362-7759
http://yorkcounty.ne.gov
Incorporated: March 13, 1855
Parent counties: Cass, Pierce (old)
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, County Court
Military: unknown, Veteran Service Office
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