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Keya Paha County, Nebraska

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

Keya Paha County was organized in 1884 of land partitioned from Brown County. The name "Keya Paha" is taken from the Dakota language; literally translated, it means "turtle hill". The Dakota name for a set of small hills was given to the county and to the Keya Paha River, which runs through it.

Adjacent Counties


  • Brocksburg
  • Burton
  • Jamison
  • Meadville
  • Mills
  • Norden
  • Riverview
  • Springview (County Seat)



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