Morrill County Nebraska Genealogy & History Project

Welcome to
Morrill County, Nebraska

Welcome to the Morrill County Nebraska Genealogy & History Project.
The main purpose for these pages is to provide you with genealogical & historical research assistance for those who are digging for your roots and heritages in Morrill County. If you are not able to find what you need, please be patient for these pages are developing over time. Also, if you have any information that you would love to contribute and share with others, contact the county coordinator and let's add your priceless information.

About Morrill County Nebraska

Court House about 1920Morrill County established in 1909 out of the northern half of Cheyenne County. In the early days of the settlement of the great land area west of the Missouri River, the area including Morrill County was crossed by the many trails used by the settlers moving through. From 1843 to 1869, thousands of emigrants followed leaving deep ruts on the prairie as evidence of their passing. The Oregon Trail followed along the south side of the North Platte River. On the north side of the river, the Mormons made their way to Utah on the Mormon Trail from 1846 through 1868. The Pony Express passed through Morrill County, as did the Sidney-Deadwood Trail and the Overland Stage route. Early towns included Bridgeport, Bayard, Angora, Redington, Northport and Broadwater. The post offices at Redington and Northport discontinued.

(Exact date of courthouse photo unknown, believed to be before 1920, looks very much the same today. Photography courtesy of Art Johnson.)

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

-- Anonymous

About the Morrill County Coordinator

Matthew D. Friend - 2011My name is Matthew D. Friend. I am the Morrill County Coordinator. I live in Arkansas, so I cannot do personal lookup for you, however if you need any lookup, visit our volunteered "Lookups" link and see whose available for your needs. There are many wonderful volunteers for our county. If you have any ancestors who lived during Morrill County's first official census records of 1910; I will be glad to do lookup for you during this period until 1930. Nevertheless, I am transcribing this ongoing project for this web site. So stay tune for some exciting and new online 1910 U.S. Census for Morrill County. If you have any questions, suggestion or any Morrill County records to place online, please contact me [CLICK HERE].

Surrounding Neighboring Counties

Box Butte CountyGarden CountyCheyenne CountyBanner CountyScotts Bluff County

Morrill County is surrounded by the following neighboring counties: On the north side is Box Butte, then touching the northeast corner is Sheridan, although Sioux County doesn't touch but it is just west of Box Butte. On the east side is Garden and on the south side is Cheyenne. Finally, on the west side are Scotts Bluff and Banner, like Sioux County, Kimball County touches Banner County south side border.

Special Thanks!

We would like to give a special thanks to those who have contributed or volunteered to the Morrill County NEGenWeb Project these past few years.

Jeffrey P. Morrill, Brenda Busing, Gene Jenkins, John McCoy, Ted & Carole Miller, Art Johnson, Juanita Baker, Joseph & Lois Fairfield, Hazel Kleich, Connie Snyder, and many others.

About USGenWeb & NEGenWeb Opportunity

The NEGenWeb Project was formed June, 15, 1996, when Dale Schneider created the Nebraska Genealogy Project as a part of the USGenWeb Genealogy Project. At that time, there was very little available on the web for those who were researching genealogy in Nebraska. Over the next year, volunteers were recruited to coordinate the WebPages for each county... (To Learn More...)

About American History & Genealogy Opportunity

AHGP is a group of independent webmasters who link together to share Historical and Genealogical data with researchers in a peaceful and harmonious setting.... (To Learn More...)

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