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Lancaster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 285,407,making it the second-most populous county in Nebraska. Its county seat is Lincoln, the state capital. The county was created in 1859, and the original county seat was the village of Lancaster. 

Lancaster County is part of the Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area. 

In the Nebraska license plate system, Lancaster County was represented by the prefix 2 (it had the second-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922). In 2002, the state discontinued the 1922 system in Lancaster, Douglas and Sarpy counties.




Lincoln /ˈlɪŋkən/ is the capital of the State of Nebraska and the second-most populous city in Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County. Lincoln is located in the southeastern part of Nebraska and is in the Lincoln metropolitan (statistical) area. Lincoln's population in 2014 was estimated at 272,996.

Lincoln was founded as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt flats of what was to become Lancaster County. A short time later, Lancaster was renamed Lincoln and became Nebraska's capital.

Sometimes referred to as the "Star City," many of Lincoln's primary employers fall within the service and manufacturing industries, including a growing high tech sector. The city is the home of the University of Nebraska, has an unemployment rate of 2.1% (September 2015, preliminary) and has the second tallest capitol building in the United States.

This site is under construction.  Feel free to submit items for Lancaster County or any of its cities, towns, villages or municipalities.  More to come. 

If you are interested in assisting with material for Lancaster County and the City of Lincoln, I am seeking a County Coordinator assistant.  Please send me an email with how you would like to help.  Please include in the subject line LANCASTER COUNTY ASSISTANCE.  Thank you.  Denise

Surrounding Counties:

Butler | Cass | Gage | Johnson | Saline | Saunders | Seward

This site is dedicated to the memory of
Kathie Harrison, long time coordinator for Lancaster County. She will be missed!

PLEASE NOTE: We do not have anyone available to do lookups or take tombstone photos for any of the cemeteries in Lancaster County and I personally do not own any cemetery books. If you can do lookups or take tombstone photos as a volunteer, please let me know by emailing me at

Updated  April 2018


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