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Historical Markers in Polk County, Nebraska

 
Clickable Map of Polk 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 Polk County, NE (5) Butler County, NE (2) Hamilton County, NE (9) Merrick County, NE (5) Platte County, NE (42) Seward County, NE (10) York County, NE (9)  PolkCounty(5) Polk County (5)  ButlerCounty(2) Butler County (2)  HamiltonCounty(9) Hamilton County (9)  MerrickCounty(5) Merrick County (5)  PlatteCounty(42) Platte County (42)  SewardCounty(10) Seward County (10)  YorkCounty(9) York County (9)
Osceola is the county seat for Polk County
Adjacent to Polk County, Nebraska
      Butler County (2)  
      Hamilton County (9)  
      Merrick County (5)  
      Platte County (42)  
      Seward County (10)  
      York County (9)  
 
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1Nebraska, Polk County, Osceola — Dedicated to the Pioneers of Polk County
[title is inscription]Map (db m188595) HM
2Nebraska, Polk County, Osceola — 57 — Osceola And The Early Pioneers
The early settlement of Polk County in 1867 brings us in close touch with the trail of the pioneer. Then from year to year, others came and settlement advanced. These early settlers came by covered wagon, many with ox team. The nearest railroad was . . . Map (db m76945) HM
3Nebraska, Polk County, Osceola — Polk County CourthouseBuilt in 1921-1922
Nebraska Historic Site Polk County Courthouse Built in 1921-1922 Dedicated October 10, 1922 This property is listed in The National Register of Historic Places Nebraska State Historical SocietyMap (db m188596) HM
4Nebraska, Polk County, Shelby — 537 — The Village of ShelbyIncorporated October 27, 1885
In 1873 Horace A. Cowles, Civil War veteran, set up the Cyclone post office in his home one mile east and one mile south of present-day Shelby. A second post office, Arcade, was established one mile east of town in 1879; a year later it moved to . . . Map (db m182095) HM
5Nebraska, Polk County, Stromsburg — 328 — StromsburgThe Swede Capital of Nebraska
The site for Stromsburg was selected in 1870 by Lewis Headstrom, member of a townsite company from Galva, Illinois. In 1872 the town was platted and named “Stromsburg,” the last syllable of Headstrom’s name plus “burg,” which in Swedish means . . . Map (db m181423) HM
 
 
 
 
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Jan. 30, 2023