Douglas County, Nebraska
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County Information

Douglas County was established in 1855. It was named after Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861), U.S. Senator from Illinois.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 340 square miles, of which 331 square miles is land and 9 square miles is water.

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 517,110. It is the state's most populous county, home to over one-fourth of Nebraska's residents. Its county seat is Omaha, the state's largest city.

Sailor And Soldier Statues at the Durham Museum in Omaha
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Douglas County Online Data


Architectural Features Births & Birthdays Biographies
Cemeteries Census Data Churches
Clubs, Societies & Organizations Documents Geographical Features
Historical Info Marriages, Engagements, Anniversaries & Divorces Military
News Articles Obituaries/Deaths People & Families
Precincts Queries Schools
Towns & Villages

Website Updates:

21 Sept 2018:
Census Data: 1870 Mortality Census, Division_2nd Ward Omaha City; 1870 Mortality Census, Division_3rd Ward Omaha City; 1870 Mortality Census, Division_4th Ward Omaha City; 1870 Mortality Census, Division_5th Ward Omaha City; 1870 Mortality Census, Division_6th Ward Omaha City
09 Sept 2018:
Biographies: Luther Jewett Abbott; Henry P. Beebe; Charles H. Burdick; Arthur H. Burnett (Second Bio 1913); Matthew W. Carroll; Judge Alonzo H. Church; Henry Teft Clarke, Jr.; George W. F. Dorsey
20 Aug 2018:
Historical Info: Nebraska Historical Markers in Douglas County - A Little Town That Dreamed of Greatness; A Meeting House for the Saints; A River of Change; A River of Hope; Alfred Sorenson; Among the Valiant; Andrew Jackson Poppleton; Anheuser-Busch Beer Depot 1887; Baum Iron Company Building 1880; Birthsite of Gerald R. Ford; Boys Town Veterans Memorial; Capt. Lewis...will...give us accounts of new things only; Congregation of Israel - 1884; Dundee Memorial Park Streetcar Wall; endeavor to make yourself acquainted...with...the nations; Father Flanagan Historic House; Florence Mill 1846; From Indian Lands to the Golden Gate; Mormon Pioneer Memorial Bridge; Mormon Pioneer Trail; Nature exerted herself to butify the Senery; Road to Zion; the Council was held; Westwardly by the Waters
03 Aug 2018:
Architectural Features: Airports; Buildings; Hospitals; Towers
21 July 2018:
Military: American Legion Reported Deaths - Harvey E. Anderson; John A. Baines; Richard W. Bowley; John R. Bradley; Donald H. Burger; John A. Dickinson; Jack A. Egermier; John W. Guggenmos; Beryl Harris; Fred Korcek; Roland Kunz; William Maly; Robert Meicher; Gary Mongar; Bernard Nave; Karl F. Niehaus, M.D.; Lewis J. Pietrantoni; Edward V. Prucha; Richard Risavi; Michael D. Skow; Roy E. Wiese; Donald L. Zimbelman
16 July 2018:
Historical Info: Nebraska Historical Markers in Douglas County - Ak-Sar-Ben Field and the U.S. Air Mail; Bank of Florence; Before Creighton; Boettger Farm; Buffalo Bill at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition and Indian Congress of 1898; Capitol Hill; Captain William Clark and Private Reuben Field; Central High School; Chief Standing Bear (1829-1908); Creighton University; Crook House; Duchesne Academy; Father Flanagan's Boys' Home; Florence Mill; Forest Lawn Memorial Park; Fort Atkinson; Fort Omaha; George and Sarah Joslyn Home; Historic Prospect Hill - Omaha's Pioneer Cemetery; Kobs Pioneer Cemetery; Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church; Lewis and Clark Campsite - July 27, 1804; Lincoln Highway at Elkhorn; Malcolm X; Nebraska School for the Deaf; Omaha; Oto Indians; Platte River History; Poynter Hall; Shipley Cemetery; South Omaha People; Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898 (400); Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898 (406); William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942; Winter Quarters
Cemeteries: Kobs Pioneer Cemetery (Historic)

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Surrounding Counties

Dodge County - (northwest)
Washington County - (north)
Pottawattamie County, Iowa - (east)
Sarpy County - (south)
Saunders County - (west)

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