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Location
 
County Seat: Seneca
Founded: 1855
Population:
    · 10,717   (2000)
    · 10,446   (1990)
    · 20,326   (1900)
Area: 719 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: NM

 

 

Nemaha County

Nemaha County courthouse in Seneca, Kansas.  Photo by Susan Howell.
Nemaha County Courthouse

History

Map of Nemaha County, KS in 1899
Organized in 1873.  County seat, Seneca.  Named from a river in Nebraska--the Nemaha, one of whose branches drains the northern half of the county.
 
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
 
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Seneca, Sabetha, Goff, Baileyville, Corning, Centralia, Bern, and Oneida.
 
William G. Cutler's History of Kansas, first published in 1883, tells about early Nemaha County.
 
The Wetmore Calaboose is described on a sign beside the old jail in Wetmore.
 
St. Mary's Church in St. Benedict is listed on both the Kansas and National Registers of Historic Places.
 
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Nemaha County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Nemaha County

                 2000
  Year  Elev  Population Name              ZIP
  ====  ====  ========== ================ =====
        1304             America City
  1880  1310             Baileyville      66404
        1250             Bancroft
        1338             Beckerville
        1281         204 Bern             66408
        1366             Berwick
        1300             Capioma
        1300         534 Centralia        66415
        1350         170 Corning          66417
        1250         181 Goff             66428
        1215             Granada
        1225             Kelly            66538
        1250             Neuchatel
        1213          70 Oneida           66522
  1873  1205             Ontario
        1318       2,589 Sabetha          66534
        1140             Saint Benedict
  1858  1131       2,122 Seneca           66538
        1150         362 Wetmore          66550
        1270             Woodlawn

 
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Nemaha County Libraries

Nemaha County Museums

  • Bancroft Depot Museum  (785) 379-8400
    Bancroft, Kansas
    Open Sunday 2-4 p.m. May through September. Other times by appointment.
    Historical railroad depot of the KC Wyandotte Northwestern Railroad.
  • Nemaha County Historical Museum   (785) 336-6366
    Sixth & Nemaha / Seneca, KS 66538
  • Pony Express Museum
    4th and Main Streets / Seneca, KS 66538
  • Fire House Museum
    6th and Main Streets / Seneca, KS 66538

Nemaha County School Systems

Newspapers

  • Nemaha Co. Journal-Leader   (785) 857-3365
    313 Commercial St,. Centralia, KS 66415
  • Sabetha Herald
    1024 Main, Sabetha, KS 66534
  • Seneca Courier Tribune   (785) 336-2175
    512 Main / Seneca, KS 66538

Hospitals

  • Sabetha Community Hospital   (785) 284-2121
    14th & Oregon / Sabetha, KS 66534
  • Nemaha Valley Community Hospital   (785) 336-6181
    1600 Community Drive / Seneca, KS 66538

More Data About Nemaha County

Economic Development
  • Kansas County Profile Reports
    Statistical data from The Institute for Policy and Social Research, the University of Kansas
Health Data

Genealogy

Nemaha County Offices

For more about Nemaha County contact:

 
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