Nebraska County Histories

Flag_of_NebraskaThe history of Nebraska dates back to its formation as a territory by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. The territory was settled extensively under the Homestead Act of 1862 during the 1860s, and in 1867 was admitted to the Union as the 37th state. When many counties were formed, the bills establishing them did not state the honoree’s full name; thus the namesakes of several counties, including Brown, Deuel, Dixon, and possibly Harlan, are known only by their surnames.

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  1. BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF ADAMS, CLAY, HALL AND HAMILTON COUNTIES, NEBRASKA, COMPRISING A CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE STATE A NUMBER OF BIOGRAPHIES OF DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS OF THE SAME, A BRIEF DESCRIPTIVE HISTORY OF EACH OF THE COUNTIES MENTIONED, AND NUMEROUS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE CITIZENS OF SUCH COUNTIES , THE GOODSPEED PUBLISHING CO, 1890
  2. BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD THIS VOLUME CONTAINS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF LEADING CITIZENS OF SAUNDERS AND SARPY COUNTIES, NEBRASKA, BIOGRAPHICAL PUBLISHING CO, 1900
  3. BIOGRAPHICAL SOUVENIR OF THE COUNTIES OF BUFFALO, KEARNEY & PHELPS, CONTAINING PORTRAITS …OF MANY OF THE PROMINENT & REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS & SKETCHES OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES OF THESE COUNTIES., F.A. BATTEY & CO., 1890
  4. BIOGRAPHICAL SOUVENIR OF THE COUNTIES OF BUFFALO, KEARNEY, PHELPS, HARLAN AND FRANKLIN, NEBRASKA, F.A. BATTEY & CO., 1890
  5. SAMUEL C. BASSETT, BUFFALO COUNTY, NEBRASKA, AND ITS PEOPLE: A RECORD OF SETTLEMENT, ORGANIZATION, PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENT, S.J. CLARKE PUB. CO., 1916
  6. NATHANIEL M. AYERS, BUILDING A NEW EMPIRE, BROADWAY PUB. CO., , 1910
  7. CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF POLK COUNTY, NEBRASKA, OSCEOLA RECORD PRINT , 1876
  8. COLLECTION OF NEBRASKA PIONEER REMINISCENCES ISSUED BY THE NEBRASKA SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, THE TORCH PRESS, 1916
  9. COMPENDIUM OF HISTORY, REMINISCENCE, AND BIOGRAPHY OF NEBRASKA CONTAINING A HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEBRASKA … ALSO A COMPENDIUM OF REMINISCENCE AND BIOGRAPHY CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF HUNDREDS OF PROMINENT OLD SETTLERS AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS OF NEBRASKA, ALDEN PUBLISHING CO, 1912
  10. W.H. BILES & JOHN BRATT, EARLY HISTORY AND REMINISCENCE OF FRONTIER COUNTY, NEBRASKA , B. PERKIN, 1910
  11. EARLY HISTORY OF OMAHA OR, WALKS AND TALKS AMONG THE OLD SETTLERS: A SERIES OF SKETCHES IN THE SHAPE OF A CONNECTED NARRATIVE OF THE EVENTS AND INCIDENTS OF EARLY TIMES IN OMAHA, TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF MENTION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF LATER YEARS , OFFICE OF THE DAILY BEE , 1876
  12. ALFRED R. SORENSON, EARLY HISTORY OF OMAHA; OR, WALKS AND TALKS AMONG THE OLD SETTLERS: A SERIES OF SKETCHES IN THE SHAPE OF A CONNECTED NARRATIVE OF THE EVENTS AND INCIDENTS OF EARLY TIMES IN OMAHA, TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF MENTION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF LATER YEARS 1876, THE DAILY BEE, 1876
  13. JOHN H. WATERMAN, GENERAL HISTORY OF SEWARD COUNTY, NEBRASKA, BEAVER CROSSING NEB, 1916
  14. A.J. LEACH, HISTORY OF ANTELOPE COUNTY, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT IN 1868 TO THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR 1883., 1909
  15. W.L. GASTON & A.R. HUMPHREY, HISTORY OF CUSTER COUNTY: A NARRATIVE OF THE PAST, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS UPON THE PIONEER PERIOD, ITS SOCIAL…AND CIVIC DEVELOPMENT FROM THE EARLY DAYS TO THE PRESENT TIME [1919]., 1919
  16. WILLIAM HUSE, HISTORY OF DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA. ITS PIONEERS, SETTLEMENT, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, AND ITS PRESENT CONDITION–ITS VILLAGES, TOWNSHIPS 1896, PRESS OF THE DAILY NEWS, 1896
  17. WILLIAM H. BUSS, HISTORY OF DODGE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES, NEBRASKA AND THEIR PEOPLE, AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOC., 1921
  18. HUGH J. DOBBS, HISTORY OF GAGE COUNTY: NARRATIVE OF THE PAST, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS UPON THE PIONEER PERIOD OF THE COUNTY’S HISTORY, ITS SOCIAL.. & CIVIC DEVELOPMENT FROM THE EARLY DAYS TO THE PRESENT TIME., WESTERN PUB. CO., 1918
  19. HISTORY OF HALL COUNTY: NARRATIVE OF THE PAST WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS UPON THE PIONEER PERIOD, & CHRONOLOGICAL PRESENTATION OF ITS SOCIAL… & CIVIC DEVELOPMENT FROM THE EARLY DAYS TO [1920](, WESTERN PUB. CO., 1920
  20. HISTORY OF HAMILTON AND CLAY COUNTIES NEBRASKA VOL I
  21. HISTORY OF HAMILTON AND CLAY COUNTIES NEBRASKA VOL II
  22. ISAAC N. TAYLOR, HISTORY OF PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, COLUMBUS REPUBLICAN PRINT, 1876
  23. LEWIS C. EDWARDS, HISTORY OF RICHARDSON COUNTY, ITS PEOPLE, INDUSTRIES AND INSTITUTIONS. WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND GENEALOGICAL RECORDS OF MANY OF THE OLD FAMILIES. VOL 1, 1917
  24. HISTORY OF RICHARDSON COUNTY, ITS PEOPLE, INDUSTRIES AND INSTITUTIONS. WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND GENEALOGICAL RECORDS OF MANY OF THE OLD FAMILIES. VOL 2
  25. WILLIAM W. COX, HISTORY OF SEWARD COUNTY, NEBRASKA: TOGETHER WITH A CHAPTER OF REMINISCENSES OF THE EARLY . 1888, 1888
  26. W.W. COX, HISTORY OF SEWARD COUNTY, TOGETHER WITH A CHAPTER OF REMINISCENCES OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF LANCASTER COUNTY., 1888
  27. ARTHUR B. HAYES & SAM D. COX, HISTORY OF THE CITY OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA WITH BRIEF HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE STATE AND OF LANCASTER COUNTY, STATE JOURNAL CO, 1889
  28. A.B. HAYES & SAM D. COX, HISTORY OF THE CITY OF LINCOLN., 1889
  29. JAMES SAVAGE & J.T. BELL, HISTORY OF THE CITY OF OMAHA, NEBRASKA, MUNSELL, 1894
  30. JOHN T. BELL, HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, NEBRASKA ITS EARLY SETTLEMENT AND PRESENT STATUS, RESOURCES, ADVANTAGES AND FUTURE PROSPECTS. , PRINTED AT THE HERALD PRINTING HOUSE, 1876
  31. HISTORY OF WESTERN NEBRASKA AND ITS PEOPLE. GENERAL HISTORY. CHEYENNE, BOX BUTTE, DEUEL, GARDEN, SIOUX, KIMBALL, MORRILL, SHERIDAN, SCOTTS BLUFF, BANNER, AND DAWES COUNTIES. A GROUP OFTEN CALLED THE PANHANDLE OF NEBRASKA., THE WESTERN PUBLISHING & ENGRAVING CO, 1921
  32. LINCOLN THE CAPITAL CITY AND LANCASTER COUNTY NEBRASKA VOL I
  33. LINCOLN THE CAPITAL CITY AND LANCASTER COUNTY NEBRASKA VOL II
  34. ANDREW J. SAWYER, LINCOLN, THE CAPITAL CITY, AND LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA, S.J. CLARKE PUB. CO, 1916
  35. MEMORIAL & BIOGRAPHICAL RECORDS & ILLUSTRATED COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY, CONTAINING A COMPENDIUM OF LOCAL HISTORY BIOGRAPHY, INCLUDING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF HUNDREDS OF PROMINENT OLD SETTLERS & REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS, G.A. OGLE & CO., 1899
  36. DANIEL M. CARR, MEN & WOMEN OF NEBRASKA: A BOOK OF PORTRAITS, WASHINGTON CO. EDITION, CONTAINING AN HISTORICAL REVIEW OF WASHINGTON CO., COMPILED FROM PUBLIC & PRIVATE RECORDS., PROGRESS PUB. CO., 1903
  37. OLD SETTLERS’ HISTORY OF YORK COUNTY AND INDIVIDUAL BIOGRAPHIES, 1913
  38. OMAHA ILLUSTRATED, A HISTORY OF THE PIONEER PERIOD AND THE OMAHA OF TODAY EMBRACING RELIABLE STATISTICS AND INFORMATION, WITH OVER TWO HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS, INCLUDING PROMINENT BUILDINGS, PORTRAITS, AND SKETCHES OF LEADING CITIZENS, D.C. DUNBAR, 1888
  39. OMAHA: THE GATE CITY AND DOUGLAS COUNTY NEBRASKA A RECORD OF THE SETTLEMENT, ORGANIZATION, PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENT VOL I
  40. OMAHA: THE GATE CITY AND DOUGLAS COUNTY NEBRASKA A RECORD OF THE SETTLEMENT, ORGANIZATION, PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENT VOL II
  41. ARTHUR C. WAKELEY, OMAHA: THE GATE CITY AND DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, S.J. CLARKE PUB. CO., 1917
  42. WILLIAM W. STRALEY, PIONEER SKETCHES, NEBRASKA AND TEXAS., RICO PR. CO, 1915
  43. F.N. MERWIN, PIONEER STORIES OF FURNAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, CLAFLIN CO., 1914
  44. GEORGE R. MCKEITH, PIONEER STORIES OF THE PIONEERS OF FILLMORE AND ADJOINING COUNTIES, PR. OF FILLMORE COUNTY NEWS, 1915
  45. CHARLES DAWSON, PIONEERS TALES OF THE OREGON TRAIL AND OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, CRANE & CO, 1912
  46. PORTRAIT & BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF JOHNSON & PAWNEE COUNTIES, CONTAINING FULL PAGE PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT & REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS OF THE COS., CHAPMAN BROTHERS, 1885
  47. PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF GAGE COUNTY, NEBRASKA CONTAINING FULL PAGE PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY., CHAPMAN BROTHERS, 1888
  48. PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF OTOE AND CASS COUNTIES, NEBRASKA, CONTAINING FULL PAGE PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY, TOGETHER WITH PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF ALL THE GOVERNORS OF THE STATE 1889, CHAPMAN BROTHERS, 1889
  49. PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF LANCASTER COUNTY, CONTAINING FULL PAGE PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT & REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY., CHAPMAN BROTHERS, 1888
  50. SOLOMON D. BUTCHER, S.D. BUTCHER’S PIONEER HISTORY OF CUSTER COUNTY : AND SHORT SKETCHES OF EARLY DAYS IN NEBRASKA 1901, SAGE BOOKS, 1901
  51. STORY OF AN OLD TOWN WITH REMINISCENCES OF EARLY NEBRASKA AND BIOGRAPHIES OF PIONEERS., DOUGLAS PRINTING CO., 1902
  52. LOUISE W. MEARS, THE HILLS OF PERU: A GEOGRAPHICAL & HISTORICAL SKETCH, PRESS OF KLOPP & BARTLETT CO, 1911
  53. HAROLD W. FOGHT, THE TRAIL OF THE LOUP: BEING A HISTORY OF THE LOUP RIVER REGION, WITH SOME CHAPTERS ON THE STATE, 1906
  54. M.M. WARNER, WARNER’S HISTORY OF DAKOTA COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FROM THE DAYS OF THE PIONEERS AND FIRST SETTLERS TO THE PRESENT TIME, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, AND ANECDOTES OF YE OLDEN TIMES 1893, 1893
  55. YORK COUNTY & ITS PEOPLE, TOGETHER WITH A CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE STATE: A RECORD OF SETTLEMENT, ORGANIZATION, PROGRESS & ACHIEVEMENT. VOL 1, S.J. CLARKE PUB. CO, 1921
  56. YORK COUNTY & ITS PEOPLE, TOGETHER WITH A CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE STATE: A RECORD OF SETTLEMENT, ORGANIZATION, PROGRESS & ACHIEVEMENT. VOL 2, S.J. CLARKE PUB. CO, 1921

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