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Knox County, Nebraska

L’Eau Qui Court County was founded on February 10, 1857 from Pierce County and Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory. On February 18, 1867 it was renamed to Emmet County. On February 21, 1873 it was renamed to Knox County.

Currently the Knox County Seat is located in Center and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Knox County are Bon Homme County, South Dakota, Yankton County, South Dakota, Cedar CountyPierce CountyAntelope CountyHolt CountyCharles Mix County, South Dakota, Boyd County .

Townships located in the county include Addison, Bohemia, Central, Cleveland, Columbia, Creighton, Dolphin, Dowling, Eastern, Frankfort, Harrison, Herrick, Hill, Jefferson, Lincoln, Logan, Miller, Morton, Niobrara, North Frankfort, Peoria, Raymond, Spade, Sparta, Union, Valley, Verdigre, Walnut Grove, Washington, Western.

Knox County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940Mortality Schedules are available for 1860, 1870 and 1880 . Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1860, 1870 and 1880 . The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Knox County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Knox County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Knox County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Knox County court, probate, and land records as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Nebraska courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Nebraska citizens. The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Knox County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Knox County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Knox County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Knox County genealogy or family history related sites.

Knox Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Knox Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Knox Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Knox Co. NE Census Records

Knox Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Knox Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Knox Co. NE General and History Websites

Knox Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Knox Co. NE Military Records