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Welcome to the state of Nebraska!


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Nebraska Counties

County Date County Formation County Seat Mentor
Adams 1867 unorganized Hastings  
Antelope 1871 unorganized Neligh  
Arthur 1887 unorganized Arthur  
Banner 1888 from Cheyenne County Harrisburg  
Blaine 1885 unorganized Brewster  
Boone 1871 unorganized Albion  
Box Butte 1887 from Dawes County Alliance  
Boyd 1891 unorganized and from Holt County Butte  
Brown 1883 unorganized Ainsworth  
Buffalo 1855 unorganized Kearney  
Burt 1854 Original Tekamah  
Butler 1856 from Greene David City  
Cass 1854 original Plattsmouth  
Cedar 1857 from Dixon and Pierce Counties Hartington  
Chase 1873 unorganized Imperial  
Cherry 1883 unorganized Valentine  
Cheyenne 1867 unorganized Sidney  
Clay 1855 unorganized Clay Center  
Colfax 1869 from Platte County Schuyler  
Cuming 1855 from Burt County West Point  
Custer 1877 unorganized Broken Bow  
Dakota 1855 from Burt County Dakota City  
Dawes 1885 from Sioux County Chadron  
Dawson 1860 unorganized Lexington  
Deuel 1888 from Cheyenne County Chappell  
Dixon 1856 from unorganized, Blackbird and Izard Counties Ponca  
Dodge 1854 original Fremont  
Douglas 1854 original Omaha  
Dundy 1873 unorganized Benkelman  
Fillmore 1856 unorganized and Jackson County Geneva  
Franklin 1867 from Kearney County Franklin  
Frontier 1872 unorganized Stockville  
Furnas 1873 unorganized Beaver City  
Gage 1855 unorganized Beatrice  
Garden 1910 from Deuel County Oshkosh  
Garfield 1884 from Wheeler County Burwell  
Gosper 1873 unorganized Elwood  
Grant 1887 unorganized Hyannis  
Greeley 1871 unorganized Greeley  
Hall 1858 unorganized Grand Island Ronald
Hamilton 1867 unorganized Aurora  
Harlan 1871 from Kearney County Alma  
Hayes 1877 unorganized Hayes Center  
Hitchcock 1873 unorganized Trenton  
Holt 1860 unorganized O'Neill  
Hooker 1889 unorganized Mullen  
Howard 1871 from Hall County Saint Paul  
Jefferson 1856 unorganized Fairbury  
Johnson 1857 from Nemaha and Otoe Counties Tecumseh  
Kearney 1860 unorganized Minden  
Keith 1873 unorganized Ogallala  
Keya Paha 1884 unorganized and Brown County Springview  
Kimball 1888 from Cheyenne County Kimball  
Knox 1857 unorganized and Pierce County Center  
Lancaster 1855 from Cass and Pierce Counties Lincoln  
Lincoln 1860 unorganized North Platte  
Logan 1885 unorganized Stapleton  
Loup 1883 unorganized Taylor  
Madison 1856 unorganized, Loop and McNeale Counties Madison  
McPherson 1887 unorganized Tryon  
Merrick 1858 unorganized and Polk County Central City  
Morrill 1908 from Cheyenne County Bridgeport  
Nance 1879 from Pawnee Reservation Fullerton  
Nehama 1854 Original Auburn  
Nuckolls 1860 unorganized Nelson  
Otoe 1854 original Nebraska City  
Pawnee 1855 from Richardson County Pawnee City  
Perkins 1887 from Keith County Grant  
Phelps 1873 from Kearney County Holdrege  
Pierce 1856 funorganized, Izard and McNeale Counties Pierce  
Platte 1856 from Greene and Loup Counties Columbus  
Polk 1856 unorganized and York County Osceola  
Red Willow 1873 unorganized McCook  
Richardson 1854 original Falls City  
Rock 1885 from Brown County Bassett  
Saline 1867 unorganized Wilber  
Sarpy 1857 from Cass and Douglass Counties Papillion  
Saunders 1856 from Douglass and Calhoun Counties Wahoo  
Scotts Bluff 1888 from Cheyenne County Gering  
Seward 1855 from Cass and Pierce Counties Seward  
Sheridan 1885 from Sioux County Rushville  
Sherman 1871 unorganized and Buffalo County Loup City Ronald
Sioux 1877 unorganized Harrison  
Stanton 1855 from Burt County Stanton  
Thayer 1871 from Jefferson County Hebron  
Thomas 1887 unorganized Thedford  
Thurston 1889 from Blackbird and Omaha Counties Pender  
Valley 1871 unorganized Ord  
Washington 1854 original Blair  
Wayne 1867 unorganized Wayne  
Webster 1867 unorganized Red Cloud  
Wheeler 1877 unorganized Bartlett  
York 1855 from Cass and Pierce Counties York