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Colfax County, Nebraska

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Colfax County, Nebraska.

Colfax County was established by the Nebraska legislature in 1869, as part of the division of Platte County into three parts. The new county was named for Schuyler Colfax, then the Vice-President of the United States. The site of Shell Creek Station on the Union Pacific Railroad was chosen as the county seat, and renamed Schuyler also after Colfax. Schuyler was incorporated in 1870, and the county's first courthouse was constructed in 1872.

Adjacent Counties


  • Clarkson
  • Howells
  • Leigh
  • Richland
  • Rogers
  • Schuyler (County Seat)



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