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Garden County Postoffices and Populated Places

(Prepared by Earl Rook)


  • Cormick
    • A former station on the Union Pacific line; a beet dump and siding southeast of Lewellen.
  • Dewey
    • A post office established on 27 April 1900. The name was changed to Moffitt on 23 November 1900. It is assumed that the locations are the same.
  • Edward
    • A post office established on 5 February 1909; discontinued in 1915.
  • Fort Gratten
    • A US Army sod fort at the mouth of Ash Hollow Creek; established on September, 1855 and abandoned the following year.
  • Fort Laramie
    • Located 6 miles north of Fort Gratten.
  • Garden
    • A post office established on 19 August 1910 and operating through 30 September 1912. The exact location is not known.
  • Goodland
    • A post office established on 3 June 1913 and operating through 13 May 1922.
  • Hartman
    • A post office established on 12 August 1889 on Lost Creek in the Lost Creek precinct. It was named after Sebastian Hartman, the first postmaster. It closed on 6 October 1889.
  • Hewett
    • A post office established on 19 December 1910 and operating until 15 August 1913.
  • Hillsdale
    • A post office established on 15 February 1911 and operating through 31 July 1912.
  • Hutchinson
    • A post office established on 12 August 1889 on Blue Creek in Blue Creek precinct and operating through 31 July 1913.
  • Kowanda
    • A post office established on 22 March 1888 in Green precinct and operating through 31 December 1921. It was named after a local resident, the name being of Bohemian origin from kovan/kovane meaning smithwork. Its original location was Section 18, Township 15, Range 44 West.
  • Lakeview
    • A post office established on 25 March 1912 and operating through 30 November 1915.
  • Lewellen
    • A town named after Frank Lewellen, who established the first store and post office in 1887/1888. The post office was moved from Keith County on 4 December 1891.
  • Lisco
    • A village named after Reuben Lisco who once owned the land upon which it sits. He was an early cattleman in the area who owned about 40,000 acres and was president of the Lisco State Bank. The post office was established on 26 July 1909.
  • Lutherville
    • Originally a post office established about 1887 on Blue Creek and named Ramsey after its first postmaster. The current name is from the Union Pacific station.
  • Lyon
    • A former village to the east of Oshkosh on the irrigation canal. It may have never been anything more than a ditch named after a homesteader.
  • Lytle
    • A former station on the Union Pacific line.
  • Moffitt
    • Formerly Dewey, a post office office established on 23 November 1900 and named after its postmaster. It closed on 25 March 1907.
  • Mumper
    • A post office established on 14 April 1896 and named after a woman homesteading in the vicinity. It operated until 1945.
  • Orlando
    • A post office established on 3 September 1891 and operating through 28 February 1930. The name was suggested by one of the postal patrons; its significance is not known.
  • Oshkosh
    • The county seat of Garden County, was established in 1885 when Henry G. Gumaer, Alfred W. Gumaer, Herbert W. Potter, and John Robinson, moved to the area from St. Paul, Nebraska and established a cattle ranch on the current town site. The post office was established in 1886 and named after the town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Gumaer brothers were natives of Wisconsin, Alfred having once lived in Oshkosh.
  • Pawlett
    • A former inland post office established on 24 May 1915 in Alkali precinct and operating through 31 December 1920. The name may have been derived from Pawlett in Somerset, England or of other, local origin.
  • Rackett
    • An inland post office established on 13 September 1910 in Alkali precinct and operating until 1945. The name is probably of local origin.
  • Ramsey
    • A post office moved from Lutherville on 22 December 1887 and moved to another location in 1890.
  • Ruthton
    • A railroad siding the eastern edge of Garden County.
  • Sowser
    • A former Union Pacific camp near Lewellen.
  • Sterbins
    • A post office established on 31 July 1913 and operating until 15 January 1916.
  • Thelma
    • A post office established on 28 May 1912 and operating until 15 May 1915.
  • Tippetts
    • A post office established on 30 September 1912 and operating until 14 October 1916.
  • Velma
    • A post office established on 22 April 1914 and moved to Arthur County on 14 May 1917.
  • Warren
    • A post office established on 10 April 1912 and operating through 30 September 1921.

Sources: Garden County Historical Society, Nebraska Place Names by Lilian L. Fitzpatrick, p. 66; both as cited in A Research Guide to Genealogical Data in DEUEL and GARDEN COUNTIES, Nebraska State Genealogical Society, January 1984, pp. 28-29.





Garden County Geographic Features

(Prepared by Earl Rook)

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Feature Name Feature Type Link to view it in Google Maps * off site


A

Adams Flats Flat Google Map 
Adams Lake Lake Google Map 
Adams Ranch Locale Google Map 
Alkali Lake Lake Google Map 
Anderson Lake Lake Google Map 
Anderson Valley Basin Google Map 
Antelope Valley Basin Google Map 
Antelope Valley Basin Google Map 
Antelope Valley Church Church Google Map 
Antelope Valley School School Google Map 
Ash Creek Stream Google Map 
Ash Creek Cemetery Cemetery Google Map 
Ash Creek School School Google Map 
Ash Hollow Valley Google Map 
Ash Hollow Cemetery Cemetery Google Map 
Ash Hollow State Historical Park Park Google Map 
Ashburger Lake Lake Google Map 
Avery Camp Locale Google Map 
Avery Ranch Locale Google Map 

B

Ballinger Valley Basin Google Map 
Bandy Valley Basin Google Map 
Barber Valley Basin Google Map 
Barn Butte Summit Google Map 
Bean Lake Lake Google Map 
Beck Lake Lake Google Map 
Belle Lake Lake Google Map 
Bennett Valley Basin Google Map 
Black Lake Lake Google Map 
Black Steer Lake Lake Google Map 
Black Steer Valley Basin Google Map 
Blue Creek Stream Google Map 
Blue Creek Canal Canal Google Map 
Blue Creek Ditch Canal Google Map 
Blue Lake Lake Google Map 
Bluebaker Lake Lake Google Map 
Bluewater Battlefield Overlook Site Locale Google Map 
Breman Lake Lake Google Map 
Brewer Lake Lake Google Map 
Bristol Lake Lake Google Map 
Britton Lake Lake Google Map 
Brush Canyon Valley Google Map 
Buske Ranch Locale Google Map 
Butch Lake Lake Google Map 

 C

C Peterson Ranch Locale Google Map 
Camp Valley Basin Google Map 
Campbell Lake Lake Google Map 
Campbell Valley Basin Google Map 
Carson Ranch Locale Google Map 
Cary Valley Basin Google Map 
Chain of Lakes Lake Google Map 
Christ Lake Lake Google Map 
Clark Lake Lake Google Map 
Clay Peak Summit Google Map 
Clear Lake Lake Google Map 
Clough Lake Lake Google Map 
Cochran Ranch Locale Google Map 
Cochran Valley Basin Google Map 
Coldwater Creek Stream Google Map 
Coumbe Bluff Cliff Google Map 
Crane Lake Lake Google Map 
Crescent Lake Reservoir Google Map 
Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge Park Google Map 
Cross Lake Lake Google Map 
Curry Lake Lake Google Map 

D

Daley Valley Basin Google Map 
Deer Lake Lake Google Map 
Delatour Ranch Locale Google Map 
Dennis Lake Lake Google Map 
Devasier Valley Basin Google Map 
Devil's Washbasin Other Google Map 
Dipping Vat Lake Lake Google Map 
Dogtown Flats Flat Google Map 
Drain Ranch Locale Google Map 
Dugout Spring Spring Google Map 
Durham Cemetery Cemetery Google Map 

    E

Eagles Cliff Cliff Google Map 
East Finn Valley Basin Google Map 
East Hill Lake Lake Google Map 
East Kincaid Lake Lake Google Map 
Eldred Camp Locale Google Map 
Eldred Lake Lake Google Map 
Eldred Ranch Locale Google Map 
Eldred Ranch Locale Google Map 
Evergreen Church Church Google Map 

 F

Feesterman Valley Basin Google Map 
Fish Lake Lake Google Map 
Foster Lake Lake Google Map 

 G

G. Peterson Ranch Locale Google Map 
Gaff Lake Lake Google Map 
Galdon Lake Lake Google Map 
Gate Valley Basin Google Map 
Gillet Lake Lake Google Map 
Gimlet Lake Lake Google Map 
Goose Lake Lake Google Map 
Graf Canal Canal Google Map 
Grapevine Canyon Valley Google Map 
Green Valley Basin Google Map 
Gusher Spring Spring Google Map 

H

H Lotspeich Lake Lake Google Map 
Hackberry Lake Lake Google Map 
Herman Lake Lake Google Map 
Herman Ranch Locale Google Map 
Heskett Lake Lake Google Map 
Hessey Lake Lake Google Map 
Hiesel Ranch Locale Google Map 
Hills Lake Lake Google Map 
Hills Ranch Locale Google Map 
Hog Valley Basin Google Map 
Holmes Ranch Locale Google Map 
Home Lake Lake Google Map 
Home Valley Lake Lake Google Map 
Homestead Lake Lake Google Map 
Hooper Canal Canal Google Map 
Horse Lake Lake Google Map 
Hutchinson School School Google Map 

I

Island Lake Lake Google Map 

J

Jack Lake Lake Google Map 
Jerry Lake Lake Google Map 
Johnson Lake Lake Google Map 
Jones Lake Lake Google Map 
Jones Run Stream Google Map 
Jones Valley Basin Google Map 
Jordan Lake Lake Google Map 

K

Keenan Ranch Locale Google Map 
Keenan Valley Basin Google Map 
Kingery Cemetery Cemetery Google Map 
Kowanda Church Church Google Map 

L

Lewellen Populated Place Google Map 
Lisco Populated Place Google Map 
Lisco Canal Canal Google Map 
Lisco Memorial Cemetery Cemetery Google Map 
Lone Star School School Google Map 
Lookout Tower No. 1 Locale Google Map 
Lost Bull Valley Basin Google Map 
Lost Creek Stream Google Map 
Lost Lake Lake Google Map 
Lotspeich Valley Basin Google Map 
Lower Elk Valley Basin Google Map 
Lower Harrison Lake Lake Google Map 
Lower Jones Valley Basin Google Map 
Lyons Canal Canal Google Map 

M

M. Peterson Ranch Locale Google Map 
Martin Lake Lake Google Map 
Mary's Lake Lake Google Map 
Maverick Lake Lake Google Map 
McCarty Lake Lake Google Map 
McCuligan Butte Summit Google Map 
McCuligan Canyon Valley Google Map 
McCullock Ranch Locale Google Map 
McGinley Ranch Locale Google Map 
Meeker Valley Basin Google Map 
Melis Lake Lake Google Map 
Merrill Lake Lake Google Map 
Meyer Lakes Lake Google Map 
Midland Overland Canal Canal Google Map 
Midland Overland Canal Canal Google Map 
Miles Lake Lake Google Map 
Miller Lake Lake Google Map 
Moffit Lake Lake Google Map 
Mohall Lake Lake Google Map 
Mud Hole Lake Lake Google Map 
Mumper Populated Place Google Map 
Murphy Lake Lake Google Map 
Mutton Creek Stream Google Map 

N

North Cherry Lakes Lake Google Map 
North River Canal (Abandoned) Canal Google Map 
North Valley Basin Google Map 
Northwest Meadow Lake Lake Google Map 

O

Old Baldy Summit Google Map 
Old Lady Beam Hill Summit Google Map 
Olson Ranch Locale Google Map 
Onstot Canyon Valley Google Map 
Orr Ranch Locale Google Map 
Oshkosh Populated Place Google Map 
Oshkosh Canal (Abandoned) Canal Google Map 
Oshkosh Canal Canal Google Map 
Oshkosh Cemetery Cemetery Google Map 
Oshkosh Country Club Other Google Map 

P

Paisley Canal Canal Google Map 
Penn School School Google Map 
Peterson Camp Locale Google Map 
Phillips Flats Flat Google Map 
Plum Creek Stream Google Map 
Plum Creek Cemetery Cemetery Google Map 
Potter Lake Lake Google Map 

R

R. Kincaid Lake Lake Google Map 
Rackett Populated Place Google Map 
Rackett Church Church Google Map 
Ramsay Lakes Lake Google Map 
Rattlesnake Spring Spring Google Map 
Red Kate Valley Basin Google Map 
Reno Lake Lake Google Map 
Richardson Lake Lake Google Map 
Richardson Lake Lake Google Map 
Richstein Run Stream Google Map 
Robb Valley Basin Google Map 
Rockford Lake Lake Google Map 
Roland Lake Lake Google Map 
Ross Lake Lake Google Map 
Roundup Lake Lake Google Map 
Rounsburg Ranch Locale Google Map 
Rush Lake Lake Google Map 

S

Sage Lake Lake Google Map 
Sand Lake Lake Google Map 
Sandbeach Lake Lake Google Map 
Scheffenburg Valley Basin Google Map 
Schmoker Valley Lake Google Map 
School No. 10 School Google Map 
School No. 12 School Google Map 
School No. 18 School Google Map 
School No. 22 School Google Map 
School No. 30 School Google Map 
School No. 31 School Google Map 
School No. 32 School Google Map 
School No. 34J School Google Map 
School No. 40 School Google Map 
School No. 50 School Google Map 
School No. 56 School Google Map 
School No. 60 School Google Map 
School No. 71 School Google Map 
School No. 72 School Google Map 
School No. 73 School Google Map 
School No. 78 School Google Map 
School Section Lake Lake Google Map 
Schoonover Lake Lake Google Map 
Seeley Ranch Locale Google Map 
Signal Bluff Cliff Google Map 
Smith Lake Lake Google Map 
Smith Ranch Locale Google Map 
Sophia Valley Basin Google Map 
South Cherry Lake Lake Google Map 
South School No. 71 School Google Map 
Spohn Canal Canal Google Map 
Spring Canyon Valley Google Map 
St. Elizabeth's Cemetery Cemetery Google Map 
Stockholm Lake Lake Google Map 
Sturgeon Lake Lake Google Map 
Sugar Loaf Summit Google Map 
Sugar Loaf Hill Summit Google Map 
Swan Lake Lake Google Map 
Swede Canyon Valley Google Map 
Swede Valley Basin Google Map 

T

Taylor Lake Lake Google Map 
Townsend Lake Lake Google Map 
Tree Claim Valley Basin Google Map 
Twin Buttes Summit Google Map 
Twin Lake Lake Google Map 


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