Knox County, Nebraska
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Jacquelyn Romberg
Thomas Risinger

Welcome to the Knox County Nebraska GenWeb Project. Your coordinators for this county are Jacquelyn Romberg and Thomas Risinger. While neither of us live in the county, we do have some resources available. There are also several volunteers that live in the county that will do research as time permits. For more information, or if you have information you would like to see on this site, please visit the Resource Page.

Knox County Location

Knox County is located in northeastern Nebraska. Its neighbors are the State of South Dakota to the north, Cedar County to the east, Pierce County to the southeast, Antelope County to the southwest, Holt County to the west, and Boyd County to the north northwest.

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Knox County History
From Andreas' History of Knox County, 1882

Knox County was organized by the Territorial Legislature in 1857, and named L'Eau Qui Court, that being the French name for the river named by the Indians Niobrara--both names meaning, in English, Running Water. The name was changed to Knox by a statute passed February 21, 1873, which took effect April 1, 1873.

Andreas' History of Nebraska

Searching for ancestors that may have been in Nebraska before 1882? Here is the best place to look on line. Volunteers have typed and put on line the entire two volumes of Andreas' History of Nebraska. You will find more history of Knox County, including lots of surnames. Please visit the Andreas site: Andreas' 1884 History of Nebraska on line

Check the Compendium of History, Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska, 1912 for biographies of your ancestors.

See an 1895 map of Knox County, Nebraska (find obsolete places).

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NEGenWeb was formed June 15, 1996, when Dale Schneider created the Nebraska Genealogy Project as a part of the USGenWeb Genealogy Project. At that time, there was very little available on the web for those who were researching genealogy in Nebraska. Over the next year, volunteers were recruited to coordinate the web pages for each county. These volunteers were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the county web pages, which would include listing information on where to look in that county for genealogical research. Contact the volunteer shown on the county page if you have a desire to help or add your data to the database. You may notice a message on a county page indicating it is available for adoption. If you would like to adopt one of these counties, please contact the current coordinator of the page, whose name is listed on their county site, or the State Coordinator.


Knox County Coordinators:
Jacquelyn Romberg
Thomas Risinger

State Coordinators:

Note: If you are not able to contact Jacquelyn or Thomas, the Knox County coordinators, use this address. It may take a little longer to receive a response. Be sure to include NEGenWeb Project in the subject line.

Contact Info:
David Gochenour: State Coordinator
Matthew Friend: Assistant State Coordinator

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This page last updated on: 18 Jun 2017
Site designed by John McCoy, Jacquelyn Romberg, and Thomas Risinger