Dixon County | 1926 Old Settlers Report
From the Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Historian's Report from the
Ponca Advocate, August 19, 1926

Farmer's Directory of New Castle
Township 1925
From the Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Summer 1984, page 17

Farmer's Directory of Emmerson
Township 1925
From the Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Summer 1984, page 19

1860 Federal Census of the Nebraska Territory / Dixon County
Produced by Ted and Carole Miller

Dixon county Officials 1860-84; Some Farmers and Businesses 1884.
By Wendy Anderson

Dixon county chapter from Andrea's History of the State of Nebraska
Kansas Collection Books

Virtual Nebraska
Just point and click for a brief history and photo of the town of your choice.

Lizzie Lockwood
Interview with Lizzie from American Memory, Library of Congress, American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940. Former Dixon county school teacher.

A friendly reminder to only use published materials as a tool in your research.
Just becaus it was published does not make it a correct record....

In defence of his great-great-grandfather Lyman Granger Wright, Dixon County researcher Bob Couch would like to set the record straight....

Below is a bit of incorrect information that he has found in one of the older published Nebraska History books pertaining to Martinsburg, Nebraska:

The Post office was established in 1879, and at the time named Justice; but in 1881 it was changed to Martinsburgh. Dennis Hurley was first Postmaster.
Bob sets the record
It was 1876 and the first Postmaster was great-great grandfather
Lyman Granger Wright

Dixon county from Johnson's History of Nebraska.
Written by Harrison Johnson, Omaha. Omaha, Neb: Published by Henry Gibson, Herald Printing House, 1880. Produced by Pam Rietsch, Ted and Carole Miller

Dixon county section of  World War II HONOR LIST of Dead and Missing, State of Nebraska.
Produced by Ted & Carole Miller.

1893 Nebraska Census of Civil War Veterans.
By Lynn Waterman.

Civil War Nebraska Medal of Honor Winners
Spring 1986, page 136

Dixon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Dixon County
The additional Dixon county related internet links listed below are from the USGenWeb  Archives and Resource Center, Kansas Collection Books, American Memory, Dixon County researchers, Historical Society etc..  The following links are not part of the Dixon County NEGenWb Project pages and you will have to use your browsers back button to return to these pages.
Dixon County Courthouse / Dixon CountyClerk

P.O. Box 546, Ponca NE  68770, (402) 755-2208. Note: At the time of my visit to the county courthouse, their charge for copying deeds etc.. were 25 cents each and marriage records were 1.00 each. I believe that they will also do a search for you for 50 cents per search plus copy charges. These prices may change at any time. They do have a nice small table area set up for researchers. I have found these folks to be very friendly and helpful.  Robin

Dixon County Historical Society

To become a member write to: The Dixon County Historical Society,  Box 95, Allen, NE  68710-9709 The cost is now $5.00 per year.


Ponca Public Library, P.O. Box 358 Ponca, NE  68770

Phone: 402-755-2739   Hours: 1-6 on T,W, F and 10 - 4 on Sat.

Holdings of the library include the following:

NEWSPAPERS - Nebraska Journal Leader 1884-1986 on microfilm
CENSUS RECORDS - 1910 Census
Graves Public Library, P.O. Box  150   Wakefield, NE

Local Newspapers

Nebraska Journal Leader
The Wakefield Republican 

Funeral Homes
Mohr Funeral Home
P.O. Box 417 Ponca, NE  68770

Bressler Humlicek Funeral Home
P.O. Box 605 Wakefield, NE


Dixon County Historical Museum, Allen, NE, Open Sundays 2:00-4:00 p.m. June-August

Cook Blacksmith Shop, Ponca, NE , Open to the public on Saturdays from 2-4, May through September

Planning a trip to Dixon County?

Dixon County Lodging

The lodging listed below is located in Dixon county and is a very short drive between towns, cemeteries and area attractions.

Wayward Inn,  Box 227, Ponca, Ne  68770. For reservations call 402-755-2237

Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE  68770

The George's Bed and Breakfast


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