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Buffalo County, Nebraska

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The county was named after the once-prevalent buffalo herds. The Union Pacific Railroad came to the area in 1866; with additional settlers, the need to establish government was realized. Patrick Walsh, Martin Slattery, and a Sergeant Cody petitioned the governor to organize Buffalo County in 1869. Wood River Centre (Shelton) was selected through election as county seat. Within a year, the seat was moved to Gibbon. In 1874, voters selected Kearney as the seat.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Villages & Townships

  • Amherst
  • Armada
  • Beaver
  • Cedar
  • Center
  • Cherry Creek
  • Collins
  • Divide
  • Elm Creek
  • Gardner
  • Garfield
  • Gibbon
  • Grant
  • Harrison
  • Kearney (County Seat)
  • Logan
  • Loup
  • Miller
  • Odessa
  • Platte
  • Pleasanton
  • Ravenna
  • Riverdale
  • Rusco
  • Sartoria
  • Schneider
  • Scott
  • Sharon
  • Shelton
  • Thornton
  • Valley



The John Barnd House

The John J. Bartlett House

The Empress

The George W. Frank House

The Charles E. Hanson House

Meisner Bank

The George Meisner House

The Dr. August O. Thomas House

Fort Kearny