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Loup County 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-Kent area. The first county seat was situated at Kent but
was wrestled away by Taylor shortly after 1883.
The population continued to grow as the homeseekers arrived, particulary 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 21, 1904 Taylor Clarion, there were 207,780 acres of Loup County land that came under the Kinkaid Acts. By 1930, however, census figures had dropped significantly and have continued in that pattern. The most recent estimates place the county population around 850.
source: excerpt fromLoup County, by Kevin Brown, Loup County Centennial 1883-1983
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