County is the fourth county west of the
It was originally attached
to Butler County
but by act of Legislature,
it was included
in its present bouondaries.
of his Excellency,
David Butler, Governor of Nebraska, a
election was ordered to be held in Polk
County on August 6,
1870, for the purpose
of electing all necessary county officials.
center of population of Nebraska is located
in Polk County, in the village of Shelby.
seat is Osceola