Perkins Co. NE History and Geography
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Perkins Co. Created from Keith Co.
In the chapter, "A County of Our Own:" Plainscape: A Portrait of
Perkins County [1988 Perkins Co. Centennial Committee] says, "... The final
(vote) total was 889 for division and 702 against. The November 10, 1887 issue
of The Enterprise welcomed its readers to Perkins County. ...." (p 85).
(submitted by Pat Ash)
Landscapes: The History of Perkins County (useful book)
Towns in Perkins Co.
(with 1990 population) [links lead to town history]
Elsie pop. 153 (zipcode NE 69134)
Elsie Memories 1887-1987 (off
Earl L. Harbeson's site devoted to Elsie NE
Grainton pop. 16 (zipcode NE ?????)
Grant pop. 1,239 (zipcode NE 69140)
Madrid pop. 288 (zipcode NE 69150)
Promotion 1887 Nebraska State Journal Keith Co. (new window)
- Local aviation history
- Grant First Congregational Church 1887-1970.
Ref: Nebraska Historical Society item MS0190
- Methodist Church
- Grant Library (see address below)
(modern facts) (new window)
Venango pop. 192 (zipcode NE 69168)
- ? Cemetery
- Methodist Church
- Congressional Church
All towns extant in 1890 (brief statement for each)
Place Names in Perkins Co. names, coordinates, etc. (new
Trivial Pursuit: Where & When were these post offices located? Phebe
PO, Yankee PO
- Venango Cemetery 2 miles southeast
Town histories are welcome, if anyone has any--hint, hint.
History of Nebraska
Kansas-Nebraska Act offsite
Officially the Territory was created on May 30, 1854, and the State on March 1,
1867. Before 1887, Perkins Co. searchers must use history of the territory (before
1867) or state (after 1867) and think in terms of earlier county names such as Keith,
Lincoln, Shorter, etc., for the region now known as Perkins Co. This book was
written by Wm Cutler and published by Omaha: J. M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers. 1882.
There is also a search form for this online book.
Perkins County, Nebraska
Precincts usually imply voting purposes while townships imply
land, deeds, etc.
Perkins County Genealogical Society
[The Society disbanded and its records were transferred to the Historical Society below]
Perkins County Historical Society
Arlene Kurkowski, Treasurer
PO Box 192
Grant NE 69140-0192
Phone: (308) 352-4603
246 Central Av.
Grant, NE 69140
Library of Congress call number 978.288 for Perkins Co. NE
Perkins County Courthouse
PO Box 156
Grant NE 69140
References: Microfilm available through LDS Family History
- "Best in the West or Anywhere Else" J. Morgan Stevens, 1895-1987.
Contains some family histories. 107 p.: film 1 698 024 item 10
- Index to 1900 & 1910 US Federal Census and 1890 Civil War Veterans Census,
96 p.: fiche 6 049 991
- Perkins County Probate Records 1936-1946: film 1 598 326 item 17
- Perkins County Genealogy Research Guide, 55 p. Phyllis Pankonin Hughes: film 1
320 880 item 4
- Memories of Perkins County, J. Morgan Stevens, 121 p.: film 0 962 243 item 5
- Perkins County Diamond Jubilee 1887-1962, souvenir album, 34 p.: film 0 928 381
- LDS FamilySearch.com
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