Frontier County was founded in
January 1872 in an Indian tepee near the mouth of Clifford Canyon. When it came
time to name the new county, the fact that it was located in what was referred
to at that time as part of the Nebraska frontier led organizers to name it as
such. According to history there was no pen, ink or pencil with which the
agreement could be drawn up and signed, so a mixture of charcoal and water was
made and each man signed his name with a pointed stick dipped in the thick black
substance. The document was approved by the legislature in 1873.
Frontier County is in southwestern Nebraska and
is bordered by
Red Willow and
Hayes Counties. The 2000
population was 3099.
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