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Phelps County, Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Phelps County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Phelps County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded February 11, 1873
County Seat Holdrege
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Address Phelps County Courthouse
P.O. Box 404
Holdrege, Nebraska 68949
Phone: 308.995.4469


County Courthouse

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 Phelps County Courthouse
PO Box 404;
Holdrege, NE 68949
Phone: 308.995.4469

County Clerk has marriage and land records.
County Judge has probate records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records. [1]


Parent County

1873--Phelps County was created 11 February 1873 from Kearney County. County seat: Holdrege [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Phelps County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.




Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Phelps County, Nebraska Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Phelps County, Nebraska page 433, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map II" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at (accessed 18 July 2011).


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