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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]

Town histories are welcome, if anyone has any--hint, hint.


History of Nebraska

Kansas-Nebraska Act offsite

Nebraska Territory

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

Grant Library
246 Central Av.
Grant, NE 69140
Phone: 308-352-4894
Library of Congress call number 978.288 for Perkins Co. NE

Perkins County Courthouse
PO Box 156
Grant NE 69140
Phone: 308-352-4643

Fax: 308-352-2445



References: Microfilm available through LDS Family History Centers


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