Place Names - found in old documents

Post Offices, Cemeteries, Churches, Precinct Names (census records)

Burt County Post Offices

 

This is a list of past or present Burt County post offices. Others will be added as research continues. If you have information on these or other post offices please inform me.

  1. Alder Grove - 1875-1888
  2. Argo - 1875-1904
  3. Arizona - 1867-1899
  4. Bancroft (neighboring county, route extends into Burt)
  5. Basford - 1895-1901
  6. Bertha -1890-1900
  7. Bertrand - 1879-1881
  8. Clark - 1874-1880
  9. Craig Main Post Office, PO Box 9998, Craig, NE 68019-9998, Phone: (402)377-2655
  10. Decatur Main Post Office, PO Box 9998, Decatur, NE 68020-9998, Phone: (402)349-5212
  11. Golden Springs - 1875-1894
  12. Golden - 1894-1901
  13. Lyons Post Office, 165 Main St, Lyons, NE 68038-9998, Phone: (402)687-2494
  14. Newton - 1871-1871
  15. Oakland Main Post Office, 313 N Oakland Ave, Oakland, NE 68045, Phone: (402)685-5945
  16. Riverside - 1870-1875
  17. Silver Creek - 1863-1875
  18. Tekamah Main Post Office, 1423 K St, Tekamah, NE 68061-1361, Phone: (402)374-1604


Burt County Cemeteries

 

This is a list of currently known cemeteries & burial plots in Burt County.
If you have information on these or others please inform me.

  1. Advent Cemetery, 8 miles North & 3 miles West of Tekamah.
  2. Anderson Cemetery aka Hinds & Decatur Cemetery, 3 miles west of Decatur & 1/2 mile south.
  3. Argo Cemetery , 6 miles south & 2 miles west of Craig.
  4. Arizona Cemetery , 2 miles north & 5 miles east of Tekamah.
  5. Craig Cemetery , 1/2 mile south of Craig.
  6. Grace Lutheran Cemetery , 6 miles north of Craig.
  7. Hillcrest Cemetery , north west corner of Decatur.
  8. Holy Family Cemetery , 2 miles south west of Decatur.
  9. Lutheran Cemetery and Oakland Cemetery, just south Oakland. These two cemeteries are adjoining but separate.
  10. Lyons Cemetery , 1/2 mile north east of Lyons.
  11. St. Johns's Church Cemetery, 2 miles south, 1 mile east & 1/2 mile south of Lyons
  12. St. Joseph's Cemetery aka Holy Cross Cemetery, (located in Burt Co.) 1 mile east & 1 mile south of Bancroft.
  13. Salem Cemetery , 3 miles west of Oakland on Hwy 32, 2 miles South.
  14. Silver Creek Cemetery , 9 miles east of Oakland.
  15. Tekamah Cemetery, 1 mile north of Tekamah.
  16. Westside Methodist Cemetery, 4 miles west of Oakland on Hwy 32 & 2 miles North.


Burt County Churches

 

Churches known to be located in Burt County.
Those indicated with asterisk are in existence today.

Near Bertha

  • Grace Lutheran

Craig Area

  • Alder Grove *
  • Christian
  • First Presbyterian *
  • Methodist *

Decatur Area

  • Bethany Lutheran *
  • Holy Family Catholic
  • United Methodist *
  • Presbyterian
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints *
  • Trinity Lutheran *
  • Word of Life Chapel *

Lyons Area

  • Bethany Evangelical Lutheran *
  • Bethany Methodist Episcopal Church of Bertha
  • Blackbird Methodist
  • Divide Center Presbyterian
  • The Methodist church in Lyons has been called:
    • Methodist Episcopal
    • First Methodist *
    • Memorial Methodist Episcopal
    • Memorial United Methodist *
  • First Presbyterian *
  • New life Assembly of God *
  • Redeemer Lutheran
  • St. John's Lutheran *
  • St. Joseph's Catholic *
  • Swedish Mission

Oakland Area

  • Evangelical Covenant Mission
  • First Evangelical Lutheran *
  • First Baptist *
  • First United Methodist *
  • Salem Evangelical Covenant *
  • Evangelical Free Church of Oakland *
  • Westside Methodist *

Tekamah Area

  • First Baptist *
  • First Presbyterian *
  • Emmanuel Lutheran *
  • Riverside Baptist *
  • Seventh Day Adventist
    • The Seventh Day Adventist met in homes in and around Decatur until they built a church in 1889, south west of Decatur. This was the first Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nebraska. Today the church is in the same location but has a Tekamah address.
  • St. Patrick's Catholic *
  • United Methodist *


Burt County Precincts

 

The precinct names in Burt County varied over the years. Some early settlers used their precinct name as their address. This list will be modified as further information becomes available.

Information taken from Census guides for Burt County

1860 Census

  1. Omaha Reservation (Adjoining Burt county) P.O. Decatur, Burt County
  2. Decatur Precinct
  3. Tekamah Precinct
  4. Arizona Precinct (P.O. Tekamah)
  5. New York Creek (P.O. Cuming City, Washington Co.)

1870 Census

  1. Arizona Precinct
  2. Bell Creek Precinct *
  3. Decatur Precinct
  4. Everett Precinct
  5. Oakland Precinct
  6. Riverside Precinct
  7. Silver Creek
  8. Tekamah
  1. * 1860 census in Washington County with Richland P.O.

    1880 Census

    1. Silver Creek
    2. Arizona
    3. Decatur
    4. Tekamah Village
    5. Decatur Arizona Precinct
    6. Summit Precinct
    7. Tekamah
    8. Oakland
    9. Everett Precinct-Lyons
    10. Decatur
    11. Everett Precinct
    12. Oakland

    1885 Census

    1. Tekamah City
    2. Tekamah Precinct
    3. Arizona Precinct
    4. Bell Creek Precinct
    5. Village of Craig (Bell Creek Pct.)
    6. Decatur Village (Decatur Pct.)
    7. Decatur Precinct
    8. Town of Lyons (Everett Precinct)
    9. Everett Precinct
    10. Town of Lyons
    11. Everett Precinct
    12. Village of Oakland (Oakland Precinct)
    13. Oakland Precinct
    14. Riverside Precinct
    15. Silver Creek Precinct
    16. Summitt Precinct (*Summit Pct.)

    1885 Census also lists Agricultural and Manufacturing information. It has "Mortality Schedule" (listing of deaths that occurred in each precinct during the previous 12 months).

    1890 Veterans Census

    1. Everett Pct.
    2. Decatur Pct.
    3. Oakland Pct.
    4. Bell Creek Pct.
    5. Riverside
    6. Arizona
    7. Tekamah Pct.
    8. Summit Pct.

    1900 Census

    1. Arizona Township
    2. Tekamah Village (Tekamah Township)
    3. Tekamah Village (Tekamah Township)
    4. Bell Creek Township
    5. Decatur Village (Decatur Township)
    6. Decatur Township
    7. Decatur Township (Indian Population)
    8. Oakland Village (Oakland Township)
    9. Oakland Village (Oakland Township)
    10. Oakland Township
    11. Kerl Township
    12. Riverside Precinct
    13. Silver Creek Precinct
    14. Summitt Township
    15. Craig Village (Craig Township)
    16. Craig Township
    17. Logan Township
    18. Lyons Village (Everett Precinct)
    19. Everett Township

    These cover enumeration districts 23-32.

    1910 Census

    1. Arizona Precinct
    2. Craig Precinct
    3. Craig Village, wards 1 & 2
    4. Decatur Precinct
    5. Decatur village
    6. Everett Precinct
    7. Lyons village
    8. Oakland Precinct
    9. Oakland city, ward 1
    10. Oakland city, ward 2
    11. Silver Creek Precinct
    12. Tekamah Precinct
    13. Tekamah city, ward 1
    14. Tekamah city, ward 2

    1920 Census

    1. Arizona Township
    2. Bell Creek Township
    3. Craig Township (Village of Craig)
    4. Craig Township
    5. Decatur Township
    6. Decatur Township (Village of Decatur)
    7. Decatur Township
    8. Everett Township
    9. Everett Township (Village of Lyons)
    10. Logan Township
    11. Oakland Township
    12. Oakland Township (Village of Oakland)
    13. Pershing Township
    14. Riverside Township
    15. Silver Creek Township
    16. Summitt Township
    17. Arizona Township (City of Tekamah)


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