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Historical Markers in Hitchcock County, Nebraska

 
Clickable Map of Hitchcock County, Nebraska and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hitchcock County, NE (5) Dundy County, NE (5) Frontier County, NE (1) Hayes County, NE (1) Red Willow County, NE (9) Rawlins County, KS (1)  HitchcockCounty(5) Hitchcock County (5)  DundyCounty(5) Dundy County (5)  FrontierCounty(1) Frontier County (1)  HayesCounty(1) Hayes County (1)  RedWillowCounty(9) Red Willow County (9)  RawlinsCountyKansas(1) Rawlins County (1)
Trenton is the county seat for Hitchcock County
Adjacent to Hitchcock County, Nebraska
      Dundy County (5)  
      Frontier County (1)  
      Hayes County (1)  
      Red Willow County (9)  
      Rawlins County, Kansas (1)  
 
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1Nebraska (Hitchcock County), Culbertson — 95 — CulbertsonFirst Hitchcock County Seat
Culbertson was the county seat of Hitchcock for twenty years, and this marks the site of the first court house, used 1886-1893. Founded as a trading post in July 1873 by W.Z. Taylor, it became the county seat when Hitchcock County was organized . . . Map (db m79363) HM
2Nebraska (Hitchcock County), Palisade — 451 — Prisoners of War in Hitchcock County
In January 1944 German prisoners of war from the Indianola camp came to a side camp here to help area farmers complete the 1943 corn harvest. Over the next two years the Palisade camp was activated and deactivated as needed to supply labor to . . . Map (db m176961) HM
3Nebraska (Hitchcock County), Stratton — 352 — The Leavenworth and Pike’s Peak Express
In the spring of 1859, William H. Russell and John S. Jones established The Leavenworth and Pike’s Peak Express to carry passengers and freight from the Missouri River to the Colorado gold fields. The route crossed northern Kansas, detouring . . . Map (db m79359) HM
4Nebraska (Hitchcock County), Trenton — 8 — Massacre Canyon
The adjacent stone monument erected in 1930 was first placed about a mile south of this area. Originally on the highway overlooking the canyon, it was moved to this location after the highway was relocated. Massacre Canyon is the large canyon . . . Map (db m79361) HM
5Nebraska (Hitchcock County), Trenton — Old Texas Ogallala Trail1869 - 1885
In memory of the cattlemen who drove their herds from Texas to Ogallala Nebr and the northern ranges.Map (db m79360) HM
 
 
 
 
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Nov. 26, 2022