Welcome to Polk County, Nebraska

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Polk County is the fourth county west of the Missour River.  


It was originally attached to Butler County but by act of Legislature,

it was included in its present bouondaries.


By order of his Excellency, David Butler, Governor of Nebraska, a

special election was ordered to be held in Polk County on August 6,

1870, for the purpose of electing all necessary county officials.  


The center of population of Nebraska is located in Polk County, in the village of Shelby.  

The county seat is Osceola


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.

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Bordering Counties

Butler - East

York - South

Hamilton - Southwest

Merrick - West

Platte - North

Cities and Villages






Online Data




 News Articles    

News Tidbits    

 Mrs. Harriet Currier Morrill Obituary

 1883 Pension Roll   

Centennial History   


1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes   

 WW II Honor List   


1860 U. S. Federal Census   

WWI Draft Card Registration 1917-1918 Index   







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 Last updated November 30, 2014



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