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Nemaha County, Kansas

Date Established: August 25, 1855
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Nemaha County
County Seat: Seneca
Origin of Name: Several etymologies are given for this name, derived from the Indian word Ne-ma-ha; most probably, it is an Otoe Indian word meaning 'muddy water' or 'swampy water' that was originally applied to the Nemaha River and later to the county through which it flows. Other interpretations: (1) 'water of cultivation'; (2) 'no papoose,' because the tribes did not live in the area or raise families, but merely wandered through on hunting parties; (3) 'furthest up water'; or (4) 'water of the Omahas.'
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Adams Township  194 
Berwick Township  408 
Capioma Township  147 
Center Township  164 
Clear Creek Township  115 
Gilman Township  238 
Granada Township  105 
Harrison Township  307 
Home Township  543 
Illinois Township  450 
Marion Township  392 
Mitchell Township  261 
Nemaha Township  155 
Neuchatel Township  105 
Red Vermillion Township  110 
Reilly Township  106 
Richmond Township  519 
Rock Creek Township  416 
Sabetha (city)  2,564 
Seneca (city)  1,991 
Washington Township  380 
Wetmore Township  508 
Total population: 10,178 

Township map of Nemaha County, 2000
Population:
1860 (2,436)
1870 (7,339)
1880 (12,462)
1890 (19,249)
1900 (20,376)
1910 (19,072)
1920 (18,487)
1930 (18,342)
1940 (16,761)
1950 (14,341)
1960 (12,897)
1970 (11,825)
1980 (11,211)
1990 (10,446)
2000 (10,717)
2010 (10,178)
Other Resources: Post offices in Nemaha County
Cemeteries in Nemaha County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Nemaha County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Nemaha County page [Blue Skyways]
Nemaha County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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