Butler Co. NE Homestead Book

Index of Homesteaders & Land

These pages are based on the Homestead Book,
a record in the Office of County Clerk, Butler Co. Courthouse
David City, NE.

| Alexis Twp. | Bone Creek Twp. | Center Twp. | Franklin Twp. | Linwood Twp. | Oak Creek Twp. |
Olive Twp. | Platte Twp. | Plum Creek Twp. | Read Twp. | Reading Twp. | Richardson Twp. |
| Savannah Twp. | Skull Creek Twp. | Summit Twp. | Ulysses Twp. | Union Twp. |
See plat maps of 1906 era
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Platte River ~ Platte River ~~ Platte River ~~// Platte Twp. Twp 17 North
Alexis Twp. Savannah Twp. Bone Creek Twp. Linwood Twp. Twp 16 North
Summit Twp. Olive Twp. Franklin Twp. Skull Creek Twp. Twp 15 North
Reading Twp. Union Twp. Center Twp. Oak Creek Twp. Twp 14 North
Read Twp. Ulysses Twp. Plum Creek Twp. Richardson Twp. Twp 13 North
Range 1 East Range 2 East Range 3 East Range 4 East  
Typical Township
Organization by Sections
6 5 4 3 2 1
7 8 9 10 11 12
18 17 16 15 14 13
19 20 21 22 23 24
30 29 28 27 26 25
31 32 33 34 35 36

Section 16 was typically "School Land"

A typical homestead land description might read like this:

NE 1/4 of Section 1, Township 13 North, Range 1 East of 6th Principal Meridan
representing 160 acres or 1/4 of Section 1's 640 acres.

For information on Nebraska Land Laws in a new window

For more on technical land details, see this Cuming Co. page in a new window.

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Completed: Jul 26, 2002

Project transcribed by Debbie Poythress-Concepcion
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