On Valley Street at U.S. 81, on the left when traveling west on Valley Street.
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
Near Hawkeye Street just west of North Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
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 Society — — Map (db m188596) HM
On Walnut Street at Oak Street, on the left when traveling north on Walnut Street.
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
On Park Road just west of Main Street (U.S. 81), on the left when traveling west.
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