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|Polk County, Nebraska|
Location in the state of Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
|Founded||January 26, 1856|
|Address|| Polk County Courthouse|
400 Hawkeye Street
P.O. Box 276
Osceola, Nebraska 68651
Swede Home (now part of Stromsburg)
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)
Pilzno (St. Mary) Cemetery (140th & P Roads)
Pleasant Home Cemetery (west of Polk)
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)
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)
For tips on accessing Polk County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.
Early migration routes to and from Polk County, Nebraska Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
- ↑ "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
- ↑ "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).
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