Welcome to Seward County, Nebraska

Seward County was created in 1855, twelve years before Nebraska became a state. Adjacent counties are: Butler County to the north, Lancaster County to the east, Saline County to the south and York County to the west. The county covers 576 square miles with a current population of approximately 17,000.

Although rural in nature, a good number of residents commute to Lincoln, about 20 miles to the east, for employment. Towns in the county include:

Several communities, now long gone, played a role in the settlement of Seward County. Most were in the southern part of the county near the Blue River. For more information on the communities visit the Post Office page. They were:

I am Joan Shurtliff, the host of the Seward County GenWeb page. I live in Seward and am a member of the Seward County Genealogical Society. Together we will try to help answer your questions. Feel free to contact me .

1908 Seward County Map
Seward County Schools
Seward County Churches
Seward County Cemeteries
Seward County Post Offices
Seward County Genealogical Society
Queries & Surnames
Seward County Resources

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NEGenWeb 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. These volunteers were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the county webpages, which would include listing information on where to look in that county for genealogical research. Contact the volunteer shown on the county page if you have a desire to help or add your data to the database. You may notice a message on a county page indicating it is available for adoption. If you would like to adopt one of these counties, please contact the current coordinator of the page, whose name is listed on their county site, or the State Coordinator.

This page was last updated 13 September 2017. You are our 14926 Visitor.