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The County of Dawson was thought to have been named after Jacob Dawson, the first
postmaster in the settlement of Lancaster, the forerunner to the state's capital city.

 

 Further research has indicated that the honor could actually belong to Pennsyvania
Congressman, John L. Dawson; writer of the homestead bill of 1854
.

 

The county's original boundaries were set byTerritorial Legislature in 1860.

 

This county website is available for adoption.

 




Adjacent Counties

Buffalo,  Phelps,  Gosper, Frontier,  Lincoln and  Custer.

 

 

Cities and Villages

 

Cozad

Eddyville

Farnam

Gothenberg

Lexington

Overton

Sumner








 

Online Data

 

Pioneer History

 

 Obituaries  

 

 Naming of Dawson County

 

News Articles    

 

Cemeteries  

 

1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes 

 

County History   

 

Marriages   

 

1860 U.S. Federal Census    

 

Fifth Commencement Class - Lexington  

 

WWI Draft Card Registration 1917-1918 Index   

1883 Pensioners List   

Crimes and Murder   

News Tidbits   

 

 

 

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Last updated January 30, 2015

 

 

 

All material posted to this site, unless otherwise credited, has been transcribed
and contributed by:  Frances Cooley


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