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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Polk County'''
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'''Polk 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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{{NEDC}} <br> <br> {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Polk County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Polk County svg.bmp
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| state = Nebraska
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| state_map = NE-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1856
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| founded date = January 26
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| seat wl= Osceola
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| building image = Polk county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Polk County, Nebraska Courthouse|Polk County Courthouse]]'''<br>400 Hawkeye Street<br>P.O. Box 276<br>Osceola, Nebraska 68651<br>Phone: 402.747.5431
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.polkcounty.ne.gov/ Polk County Courthouse<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1344971630865_197" />]<br>400 Hawkeye Street<br>PO Box 276; <br>Osceola, NE 68651<br> Phone: 402.747.5431<br><br>County judge has probate records. <br>County Clerk has marriage and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, Nebraska page 433, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Polk County was created 26 January 1856 from [[York_County,_Nebraska|York]] County and unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Osceola <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1856--'''Polk County was created 26 January 1856 from [[York County, Nebraska|York]] County and unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Osceola <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
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Osceola
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Polk
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Shelby
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Stromsburg
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Swede Home (now part of Stromsburg)
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Butler County, Nebraska|Butler]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Nebraska|Hamilton]]
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*[[Merrick County, Nebraska|Merrick]]
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*[[Platte County, Nebraska|Platte]]
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*[[Seward County, Nebraska|Seward]]
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*[[York County, Nebraska|York]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Beulah Cemetery (north of Swede Home)
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Blue Ridge Cemetery (north of Gresham)
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Graceland Cemetery (Shelby)
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Hoffer Cemetery (southeast of Stromsburg)
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LaClede Cemetery (north of Polk)
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Osceola Cemetery
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Pilzno (St. Mary) Cemetery (140th &amp; P Roads)
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Pleasant Home Cemetery (west of Polk)
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Polk Cemetery
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Sacred Heart Cemetery (Shelby)
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St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery #1 (north of Osceola, no longer used)
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St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery #2 (north of Osceola)
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St. John's Lutheran Cemetery (north of Shelby, by the river)
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Stromsburg Cemetery
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Swede Home Cemetery
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Swede Plain Cemetery (east of Stromsburg, or north of Polk)
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Union Cemetery (south of Shelby)
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Valley German Methodist Cemetery (north of Osceola)
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Wesley Chapel Cemetery (northeast of Osceola, northwest of Shelby)
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=204563&subject_disp=Nebraska%2C+Polk&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Polk|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Nebraska Gotoarrow.png Polk County

Polk 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
Polk County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Polk County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 26, 1856
County Seat Osceola
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Polk County Courthouse
400 Hawkeye Street
P.O. Box 276
Osceola, Nebraska 68651
Phone: 402.747.5431

Contents

County Courthouse

Polk County Courthouse
400 Hawkeye Street
PO Box 276;
Osceola, NE 68651
Phone: 402.747.5431

County judge has probate records.
County Clerk has marriage and land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1856--Polk County was created 26 January 1856 from York County and unorganized territory. County seat: Osceola [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Osceola

Polk

Shelby

Stromsburg

Swede Home (now part of Stromsburg)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Beulah Cemetery (north of Swede Home)

Blue Ridge Cemetery (north of Gresham)

Graceland Cemetery (Shelby)

Hoffer Cemetery (southeast of Stromsburg)

LaClede Cemetery (north of Polk)

Osceola Cemetery

Pilzno (St. Mary) Cemetery (140th & P Roads)

Pleasant Home Cemetery (west of Polk)

Polk Cemetery

Sacred Heart Cemetery (Shelby)

St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery #1 (north of Osceola, no longer used)

St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery #2 (north of Osceola)

St. John's Lutheran Cemetery (north of Shelby, by the river)

Stromsburg Cemetery

Swede Home Cemetery

Swede Plain Cemetery (east of Stromsburg, or north of Polk)

Union Cemetery (south of Shelby)

Valley German Methodist Cemetery (north of Osceola)

Wesley Chapel Cemetery (northeast of Osceola, northwest of Shelby)

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk 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 I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).