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Including links to online genealogy pages with Platte Co. connections
Military and Veterans
Churches and Schools
Businesses and Homes
Don't miss these - most are offsite!
List, location, some headstone abstracts and photographs. More being added!
Much, Much Miscellaneous
Probate Index, Obituaries, Old News, Poor Farm, Biographies, Naturalizations, Photographs
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Platte County, Nebraska Researchers
Looking for ancestors? Take some time and browse here... you'll find lots of links and information to help you with your search.
Hello Platte County researchers. My name is Sherri Brakenhoff (firstname.lastname@example.org), a life-time resident of Platte County. I will do my best to help you with your research efforts. If you would like to contribute information to this site, or have any suggestions for improvement, please let me know. Thank you for visiting Platte County--please stop back often as new content is added on a regular basis!
Platte County is located in east central Nebraska, nearly the exact center of the United States both east and west, as well as north and south. Neighboring counties, beginning at 3:00 and following clockwise, are:
Colfax, Butler, Polk, Merrick, Nance, Boone, Madison, and Stanton
PLATTE COUNTY TOWNS:
- Columbus--county seat--post office established 1856; 1990 population 19,480
- The Columbus Telegram--local news and obituaries!
- Cornlea--post office est. June 1, 1887; 1990 pop. 39
- Creston--post office est. April 12, 1875; 1990 pop. 220
- Duncan--name changed from Cherry Hill on January 2, 1880; 1990 pop. 387
- Humphrey--post office est. August 28, 1871; 1990 pop. 741
- Lindsay--post office est. December 14, 1874; 1990 pop. 321
- Monroe--post office est. May 3, 1858; 1990 pop. 309
- Platte Center--post office est. December 8, 1879; 1990 pop. 387
- St. Bernard--post office est. February 11, 1879; discontinued March 17, 1906.
- Tarnov--post office changed from Burrows July 24, 1891; 1990 pop. 61
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MAPS AND MORE
- Platte County Historical Route Map - a large jpg image. Or see: Historical Map for a PDF version
- Thank you to the Kin Seekers for permission to publish these maps which were prepared by Vernon Zimmerman and Knole Keefauver in 1995.
- 1888 Map of Platte County - use your back button to return
- 1895 Platte Co. Map by Pam Rietsch. It includes locations that have since become obsolete.
- Map of Platte County - use your back button to return
- 1914 map - special thanks to Janie Edwards for all her work! Scroll down to Nebraska; then Platte Co.
- Land Survey on the Great Plains Learn to read a platbook, or a map of any kind--written for the Kansas Collection, but useful for any place in the Great Plains. Written by Dick Taylor.
- 1885 Atlas - The Official State Atlas of Nebraska with county maps
- USGS Government Mapping Information Type in Nebraska for state name and Platte for county. Add feature type (e.g., cemetery) and search.
Need to Learn More or Go Beyond Platte County?
- Platte Valley Kin Seekers - local genealogical society. Information on when they meet, what resources they have available, address, etc.
- NEGenWeb Project - State Page
- 1870 State Ticket Contributed by Sandy Smith.
- 1895 Nebraska Atlas by Pam Rietsch. It includes locations that have since become obsolete.
- Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet Relating to Nebraska
- Nebraska Library Commission--Electronic Library Genealogy Sources
- USGenWeb Project
- WorldGenWeb Project
About the USGenWeb Project
This is an outgrowth of that original Kentucky project.
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Contact the volunteer shown on the county page if you have a desire to add your data to the database. If the county in which you are interested does not have a page and/or you wish to participate in some way, please contact the State Coordinator.
You may notice a message beside the county listing indicating it is available for adoption. This means that while we have created the county page, we are now looking for someone to take it over. If you would like to adopt a web page for one of these counties, please contact the current owner of the page, whose name is listed at the bottom of their county page, or the State Coordinator.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Sherri Brakenhoff, Platte County Coordinator
David Gochenour, Nebraska State Coordinator or Matthew Friend, Assistant Nebraska State Coordinator