Welcome!   I am the new administrator of this portion of the USGenWeb project and you are viewing the new site design for Frontier County, Nebraska.  This is a large site and it's going to take me a while to get it all converted to this new format.  Please be patient as I incorporate each page to the new vision.  If you discover a broken link it could be that I am currently working that page.  Please return in a couple days to see if it's corrected.  If not, you're invited to send me an email to see what's up.

Frontier County was founded in January 1872 in an Indian tepee near the mouth of Clifford Canyon.  When it came time to name the new county, the fact that it was located in what was referred to at that time as part of the Nebraska frontier led organizers to name it as such. According to history there was no pen, ink or pencil with which the agreement could be drawn up and signed, so a mixture of charcoal and water was made and each man signed his name with a pointed stick dipped in the thick black substance. The document was approved by the legislature in 1873.

Frontier County is in southwestern Nebraska and is bordered by Lincoln, Dawson, Gosper, Furnas, Red Willow and Hayes Counties. The 2000 population was 3099.

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This website is being maintained by Colleen Pustola. If you have anything to contribute, any suggestions for inclusion on the site, or simply want to send a friendly greeting, then just email me. I'd love to hear from you!

Please Note...

I do not live in Nebraska and am unable to help you with local research.

However, you might elect to try the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness website at http://www.raogk.org. They have volunteers who have offered to help researchers with local research in their respective counties. Often the work is done for little to no compensation. It's likely you'll find someone in or near Frontier County that can help you.

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Last Updated: 6 Sep 2015