Platte County

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Welcome to the History and Genealogy of Platte County, Nebraska


Platte County was named for the Platte River which makes up its southern boundry.

The capital of this county is Columbus.


Adjacent Counties


Madison - North

Stanton - Northeast

Colfax - East

Butler - Southeast

Polk - South

Merrick - South

Nance - Southwest

Boone - West


Cities and Villages









Platte Center



 Online Data



Old Landmarks




 News Tidbits   


Peter Bender  




1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes




 WW II Honor List   


WWI Draft Card Registration 1917-1918 Index


1883 Pensioners List   







We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.


All data we come across will be added to this site.


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to view the updates we make to this site.


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This county website is available for adoption.



If you can make a basic webpage and have a desire to transcribe data for this county, we're looking for hosts.


View our Volunteer Information Page and contact Kim


If you have any family data such as obits, births, marriages, etc. pertaining to Platte County and would like to have it posted to this site, please contact us 


There are other state and county sites that are up for adoption. If you would like

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Last updated March 23, 2015

All material posted to this site, unless otherwise credited, has been transcribed

and contributed by:  Frances Cooley






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