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


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:

14 Nov 2017:
Historical Info: Courts - Admission to the Bar
06 Nov 2017:
People & Families: Who's Who - Glen Russell Allen; John Franklin Allen; Dudley Ogden Aller; John Creel Allgaier; Edward L Altrock
02 Nov 2017:
Historical Info: Histories - Douglas County, Reported in 1878
Obituaries/Deaths: Jeanette Graham; Peder Pedersen
Historical Info: Businesses - Grand Central Hotel; M. E. Smith & Co
27 Oct 2017:
Births & Birthdays: Angler Girl; Benbow Boy; Breth Girl; Eitner Girl; Gabizinsky Boy; Klossner Boy; Schroetner Girl
Obituaries/Deaths: Death Reports - August 28, 1908 - Swan Anderson; Carolina Cook; Ione Jones; Frank Shannon; Mary Shields; Baby Spanggard
15 Oct 2017:
Military: Veteran Deaths - Gene Benash; Joseph R. Bohacek; Harold H. Eurich; Gary L. Harless; Ronald Kuss; Dale E. McClain; William H. Merrill; Harold Phipps; Edward G. Reyes; Sabastian Ricceri; Ron Sczepanowski; Thomas L. Workman; Donald A. Yager
Military: American Legion Auxiliary Deaths - Marsella Miskoff

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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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