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Greeley County was formed in 1871 from unorganized land. The county seat is Greeley.
Greeley county was named in honor of Horace Greeley (1811-1872) to whom is accredited the saying: "Go west young man and grow up with the country." The first settlements in this county were made in 1871-1872. It was organized and the boundaries defined by an act approved March 1, 1871.
This county is but one of the 93 counties in the great state of Nebraska.
23 May 2016: Historical Info:News Paper Ads - 1952 John Deere Ad - Bredthuer Motor Co.; 1954 Used Truck Ad - Bredthuer Motor Co. Schools: 1933 Scotia High Football; 1934 Scotia High Track 06 May 2016: Obituaries/Deaths/Funerals: Carl W. Stranger Cemeteries:Mount Hope Cemetery - Ardith Ellen Keown; Charles A. Keown; John Nathan Keown; L. J. Keown; Margaret V. Keown; Emma Keppel; Erreld Leroy Keppel; Henry Keppel; Dorothy King; Duane King; Gordon E. King 05 May 2016: Obituaries/Deaths/Funerals: Bertha Mary Klein 01 May 2016: Cemeteries:Greeley Cemetery - Added stones for: Baby Buck; Fern O. Buck; Harold R. Buck; Richard F. Buck; Cecelia B. Buck; Thomas D. Buck; Thomas R. Buck; Mary Jane Butcher; Percy M. Butcher; James Eugene Christolear; John Elmer Christolear; John William Christolear; Eunice Clement; Cemeteries:Mount Hope Cemetery - Added stones for: Doyal Keller; Monte B. Keller; Patricia Jean Keller; A. S. K. Kellogg: Asahel S. Kellogg; Gertrude C. Kellogg; Isabella R. Kellogg; John G. Kellogg; Lee Irving Kelly; Ivy Kenley; Nathanel Kenley; Ollie V. Kenley; Perl M. Kennedy