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

We regret that we are unable to perform personal research.

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.

There are state and county sites that are up for adoption.
If you would like to become a volunteer host for any of
the sites available, contact



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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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If you have any family history data such as obits, births, marriages, etc.
pertaining to Polk County and would like to have
it posted to this site, please
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All material posted to this site, unless otherwise credited,
has been transcribed and contributed by:  Frances Cooley

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Last updated November 30, 2014



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