Otoe County is rich in history and tradition, and was one of the first counties established in the Nebraska Territory. It hosts several prominent landmarks and famous personalities in Nebraska history, to include Arbor Lodge and J. Sterling Morton of the Nebraska City area. The Otoe County Courthouse is the oldest public building in Nebraska. It was erected 1864. Our society is dedicated to ensuring that our Otoe County heritage is remembered, our communities are preserved, and our ancestors are acknowledged for the sacrifices they made to become an important part of the Great State of Nebraska.
"The man who feels no sentiment of veneration for the memory of his forefathers; who has no natural regard for his ancestors of his kindred; is himself unworthy of kindred regard or remembrance." Daniel Webster
Nebraska City Newspapers are AVAILABLE!!!
DIGITAL SYRACUSE NEWSPAPERS AVAILABLE ONLINE!!!! A BIG THANKS TO THE SYRACUSE PUBLIC LIBRARY, LIBRARY BOARD, AND LIBRARIAN SUE ANTES FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE. IF YOU HAVE ROOTS IN OTOE COUNTY - PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NEWSPAPERS - YOU MAY BLAST THROUGH YOUR BRICK WALL.
UPDATE: 10-27-18 - some of you have been having difficulty accessing the site - it has been renamed and Nebraska City Newspapers have been added. Sue @ Sayracuse Public Library has informed President Wilhelm - more Otoe County Newspapers will be added soon! STAY TUNED!!
This is a link to other states newspapers:
Various NEBRASKA Newspapers:
Elmwood Public Library has ELMWOOD NEWSPAPERS DIGITIZED:
Seward Public Library also has Seward papers online:
District court records are available for viewing and photocopy at the Unadilla Resource Room.(Territory Records to early 1900's) Open 3rd Saturday of each Month 9am - 11am. Or by Appointment.
Whoever "borrowed" the two Large 1912 & 1922 Otoe County Atlas Books, we would greatly appreciate their return. We need for a research request. Thank you -
ALL RESOURCE MATERIALS AND COURT RECORDS ARE TO REMAIN IN THE RESOURCE ROOM.