Polk County, Nebraska Records
Polk County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on January 26, 1856 from York County and Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory. The county was named in honor of James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States.
Polk County Cities and Towns include sceola, Polk, Shelby, Stromsburg.
Polk County Townships include Canada, Clear Creek, Hackberry, Island, Osceola, Platte, Pleasant Home, Stromsburg, Valley.
A Map of Polk County, Nebraska contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Polk County, Nebraska Courthouse Records
Polk County, NE Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Polk county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Polk County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1871. The County Clerk is responsible for Marriage Licenses and can also be expected to hold delayed birth registrations. Other records of interest to the researcher include military discharges, voter registrations, estray notices, marks and brands, physician’s registers, farm and ranch names, and school registers.
- Polk County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1870. The County Register of Deeds is responsible for maintaining and securing the land records of the county. The duties include preserving of old land records and maintaining records that have been recorded which include, warranty deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, plats and any other documents that affect a specific piece of land in the county.
- Polk Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1870 and Court Records from 1870. The Clerk of Courts duties include misdemeanor cases, including preliminary hearing in felony cases, civil cases involving less than $45,000, small claims involving less than 1870,400, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and eminent domain and function as juvenile courts.
Polk County, Nebraska Census Records
- Learn More: State of Nebraska Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1860-1885, 1885
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Polk County, Nebraska Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Nebraska Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from late 1904 to present
- Marriage & Divorce Records: from January 1909 to present
- Locations: Nebraska Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Nebraska Health & Human Services System, Vital Records, 1033 “O” Street, Suite 130, Lincoln, Nebraska, Gold’s Galleria, 1st floor (11th & N Streets); PH (402) 471-2871
Polk County, Nebraska Resources
Polk County, Nebraska External Links
- Nebraska Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Polk County, Nebraska Books - Amazon
- Polk Co., Nebraska - FindaGrave
- Polk County, Nebraska Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Nebraska (1868–1983)
- Polk Co. NEGenweb
- Polk County, Nebraska Ancestry Database Collections
- Polk County, Nebraska Military Records