NEGenWeb Home Page for Arthur County, Nebraska

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Arthur County, Nebraska

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A Brief History of Arthur County

Arthur County, named for President Chester A. Arthur, was defined by the Nebraska Legislature during it's 1887-1888 session. Arthur County and neighboring McPherson County were originally under the jurisdiction of Logan County. In 1890, McPherson County was organized, with the Arthur County area under it's jurisdiction.

With the population growth in the area after the passage of the "Kinkaid Homestead Act of 1904" (the combined Arthur-McPherson population grew from 517 in 1910 to 2470 to 1920), the people in the western McPherson County area wanted a more centrally located government, and so began agitation for the organization of Arthur County. The 1912-1913 session of the State Legislature passed a second resolution for Arthur County's organization.

With the appointment of the first County officials by the Governor, Arthur County officially came into existence on June 7, 1913.

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