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Saunders County, Nebraska

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Saunders County was established by an 1856 act of the Nebraska Territorial Legislature and was organized in 1866. It was originally named Calhoun County after John Calhoun, surveyor general of Kansas and Nebraska. Other sources contend that it was named for John C. Calhoun of South Carolina. In 1862, during the American Civil War, it was renamed after Nebraska territorial governor Alvin Saunders.

Adjacent Counties


  • Ashland
  • Wahoo (County Seat)
  • Yutan

Villages & Townships

Bohemia | Cedar Bluffs | Center | Ceresco | Chapman | Chester | Clear Creek | Colon | Douglas | Elk | Green | Ithaca | Leshara | Malmo | Marble | Marietta | Mariposa | Mead | Memphis | Morse Bluff | Newman | North Cedar | Oak Creek | Pohocco | Prague | Richland | Rock Creek | South Cedar | Stocking | Union | Valparaiso | Wann | Weston



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places