Thayer County, Neb. History

THAYER COUNTY HISTORY

FARM RESIDENCE OF D.L. MARKS.
ON FIRST HOMESTEAD TAKEN IN THE COUNTY, 1863

Marks Homestead

From the "Album of Thayer County" (ca. 1900)
Published by F.S. Mickey, Hebron, NE
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History of Thayer County
Townships
Historical Tidbits
Thayer County Map
Shows location of towns and Post Offices, along with range & township.
Towns & Post Offices
1885 - 1900 - 1947
June 5, 1887 Lincoln State Journal "Immigrant Issue"[New]
This special edition of the Lincoln State Journal was intended to PROMOTENebraska as a state, and provide the towns with an opportunity to advertisetheir status and attract new residents. The following Thayer county townswere represented in this issue:
Carleton
Hebron
For the contents to the entire Nebraska Immigrant Issue Newspaper goto: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/OLLibrary/immigr/87journl.html
Andreas' "History of the State of Nebraska, 1882"
ThayerCounty Chapter
ThayerCounty Names Index
History of Alexandria Schools
Submitted by Virginia Priefert

History

The Territorial Legislature of 1856 created Thayer County, designatingit as Jefferson, at the same time Jefferson County was designated as JonesCounty. In 1867, Jones and Jefferson were united under the name of thelatter. The Legislature of 1879-71 provided for the division of the county.Jones County succeeded in retaining the name of Jefferson so as to holdthe old county records. What was at first Jefferson became Thayer.

Source: Andreas History of Nebraska (1882)

1885 Towns & Post Offices

Source: Everts & Kirk's Official State Atlas of Nebraska1885


1900 Towns & Post Offices

Source: Northwest Publishing Co. Plat Book of Thayer County 1900


1947 Towns


Townships

Thayer County does not have set townships, only voting precincts. The boundariesof these voting precincts are subject to change from year to year. If thepopulation in a district dips below 100 voters, districts may be merged.Following are some of the names used for these voting precints over theyears:


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