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Stockville in Frontier County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Frontier County Stockville

 
 
Frontier County Stockville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 6, 2021
1. Frontier County Stockville Marker
Inscription.  When Frontier County was organized in 1872, Stockville became the county seat. During its first decade no real town existed, it being only a trading center for the ranchers of the region. It was not until the middle-eighties, when the county filled with homesteaders, that the town began to grow.

Near here is Medicine Creek, one of the most important water-ways of the region. It served as a natural highway between the Republican and Platte Rivers, first for the Indians, then for the whites. With the establishment of Fort McPherson, the Medicine route was regularly used by the military as they protected the frontier. In the heart of the buffalo country, the Sioux were partial to the Medicine Valley. In 1870, a band of former hostiles — the Whistler band of Cut-off Oglala, settled near here, living in peace with the early settlers for several years.

Among the notable frontiersmen of the region were outstanding figures Hank and Monty Clifford, John Y. Nelson, and Doc Carver. Regular visitors were Buffalo Bill Cody and Texas Jack Omohundro, as they guided the wealthy on buffalo hunts.
 
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Frontier County Stockville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 6, 2021
2. Frontier County Stockville Marker
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Federated Women's Club; and Historical Land Mark Council.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 40° 32.177′ N, 100° 23.866′ W. Marker is in Stockville, Nebraska, in Frontier County. Marker is on State Highway 18, Ύ mile west of Wellington Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in a pull-out on the south side of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockville NE 69042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .  Frontier County, Nebraska. The early history of the area was dominated by stock-raising. A small community, Stockville, was designated as the county seat simply because it was the only location where records could be maintained. Unlike most areas of Nebraska, a considerable number of settlers had arrived in the county prior to the coming of the railroad. The Burlington and Missouri River Railroad connected the county with the rest of the state in the 1880s. (Submitted on July 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on July 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Dec. 9, 2022