Kearney County NEGenWeb


to Kearney County Nebraska




**Kearney County NEGenWeb has new coordinator. I promise to uphold this county site structure and the history/information that has been researched/uploaded by all the previous Coordinators. Thanks to the most recent coordinator, Mary Anne Carlson, for her expertise and love for this county & its history. Going forward the new Coordinator is Linda Ewin Ziemann. Use my email address to ask me any questions and WATCH in the days ahead as Kearney County takes on a new look. I welcome and will consider all questions anyone has....and also feel free to share any family or county history (photos most welcomed). Email the Coordinator

Lights of Minden, Nebraska—“The Christmas City”

In 1915, Minden began its electrical display in a small way when City Light Commissioner, J. H. Haws, arraigned the first designs. Throughout the years he and his co-workers have constantly added to and improved them. Now over 10,000 bulbs are shaped into Christmas decorations which makes this one of the outstanding small city lighting displays. In addition, each evening during the Holiday Season, Carillonic Tower Bells peal forth in concert to add musical beauty.  Minden and the community take great pride in this, their “Christmas City.”
~Text on the back of picture post card from 1948


County Seat: Minden, Nebraska

NOTE: Kearney (the city) is in Buffalo County and is "not" located in Kearney County. Fort Kearny (most of including HQ) was and is located in Kearney County.

Off-Site Links:

Minden Courier (newspaper)

Pioneer Villiage in Minden

Minden City Newspapers

Chronicling America **Fabulous** Newspaper Archive Free Website

South Central Nebraska Genealogy Society ** SCNGS


    Kearney County was created January 10, 1860 from unorganized territory.

    County Clerk has marriage records from 1872 & land records; County Judge has probate & court records; Clerk of district court has divorce records.




- Onsite Data Menu -


Census Marriages


Military-County Veterans

County Photos Thru the Yrs

Newspaper Tid-bits of Interest

Family Bios, Stories & Photos


Famous Kearney County People

Queries/Surnames (Archived 2002)

Ft. Kearny


  Town of Minden - Businesses


Who's Who Kearney County, 1940


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Towns in Kearney County

Axtell Ft. Kearny Heartwell Lowell Minden Norman Wilcox



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Neighboring Counties

North East
South East
South West


Related Genealogical and Historical Sites

Kearney Co. est. 1860



This page last modified 12/4/2017


Copyright © 1996 - 2017 by all Kearney County Coordinators for the NEGenWeb Project
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Copyright 1996-2001 by Jon D. Almquist; 2002 by Connie Snyder; 2002-2011 by Beth (Jorgensen) Sparrow; 2012-2016 by Mary Anne Carlson; 2017- Linda Ziemann.