Loup County Nebraska was organized in 1883.  The first white men settled here sometime prior to 1873 and lived a few miles southeast of Taylor in the Sioux Creek-Kent area.  The first county seat was situated in Kent but was wrestled away by Taylor shortly after in 1883.  The population continued to grow as the homeseekers arrived, particularly following the Kinkaid Act of 1904 which helped to settle the Sandhills area of Nebraska and the northern part of Loup County.  According to the April 12, 1904, Taylor Clarion, there were 207,780 acres of Loup County land that came under the Kinkaid Acts.  Loup County is totally agriculture oriented, both in farming and in ranching.  Fine cattle of many breeds can be found at any number of large and small ranches.  Two rivers, the North Loup and the Calamus and two highways, U.S. 183 and State Highway 91 are vital to the County.  Some of the friendliest Nebraskans to be found in the state call Loup County home.

excerpts from the Loup County Centennial Book 1883-1983 by Kevin P.Brown-

Since 1983 another highway has been added to Loup County:  Nebraska Highway 96, which goes on the northern edge of the Calamus Reservoir in Loup County.

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Taylor NE 68879-0187


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