Lincoln County is named in honor of Abraham Lincoln, U.S. president from 1861 to 1865. The county was previously known as Shorter County. The county was organized and its boundaries defined by an act of the Legislature January 7, 1860. The legislature approved the name change on December 11, 1861.

Andreas' History of Nebraska - Lincoln County
Andreas' History of Nebraska - Biographical sketches of people of Lincoln County
Bailey Yard in North Platte - Largest railroad classification yard in the world
Brady - History of the town, founded in 1875.
Dickens - History of the town, founded in 1888.
Fort McPherson National Cemetery - History of the Cemetery
1890 Gazetter - The 1890 Nebraska Business Gazetter for Lincoln County
1890 Gazetter - The 1890 Nebraska Gazetter Farmers List for Lincoln County
Hershey - History of the town, founded in 1890.
Historical Oldtime Nebraska - Historical Articles about Nebraska and its People
Historical Markers - Historical Markers in Lincoln County
Lincoln County Historical Museum - Western Heritage Village Home Page
Lincoln County Locations - National Registry of Historic Places
Maxwell - History of the town, founded in 1882.
North Platte - North Platte and its Associations by Archibald R. Adamson, 1910
North Platte - Image of North Platte and the County Courthouse in the 1880's
North Platte Canteen - Troop stop during World War II
North Platte - History of North Platte
North Platte - Immigrant Issue, Lincoln Star Journal: June 5, 1887
North Platte - History of the city, founded in 1867.
Politicians - Early Politicians from Lincoln County, 1873 - 1927
Sutherland - History of the town, founded in 1892.
Sutherland State Aid Bridge - Historic Bridges of Nebraska (Bridge built in 1914-15)
Union Pacific Railroad - Company history
Union Pacific Railroad - Photo gallery back to 1869
Wallace - History of the town, founded in 1887.
Wellfleet - History of the town, founded in 1887.

Andreas' History of Nebraska - The History of the State of Nebraska (1882)
Andreas' History of Nebraska - Table of Contents
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park - J. Sterling Morton and Arbor Day
Ash Hollow State Historical Park - Dismal River People, Ancestors of the Plains Apache
Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska - History and Biography of Nebraska Residents from the late 1800's
Fort Kearny State Historical Park - History of Fort Kearny
Fort Atchison State Historical Park - History of Fort Atchison
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park - History of Fort Hartsuff
Old-Time Nebraska - Nebraska history articles, old books, history links
Nebraska Dept. of Education - Nebraska History Information
Nebraska Newspaper Project - History of Newspaper Publishing in Nebraska
Nebraska State Historical Society - Resources available from the Society
Oregon-California Trails Association - Oregon & California Trails
Pictures - Pictures of old time Nebraska
Rock Creek Station State Historical Park - History of a Pony Express Station

William J. Bryan - William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)
William J. Bryan - William J. Bryan Statute in the US Capital
William J. Bryan - Biography from Grolier - The American Presidency
Buffalo Bill - Genealogy of Buffalo Bill
Buffalo Bill - Family Group Sheet of Buffalo Bill's Family
Buffalo Bill - Family Group Sheet of Isaac Cody, Buffalo Bill's Father
Buffalo Bill - The Last Days of Buffalo Bill, by Zane Grey
Buffalo Bill - The book "Last of the Great Scouts", by Helen Cody Wetmore
Buffalo Bill - Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
Buffalo Bill - Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Univ. of Virginia History Series
Buffalo Bill - Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum, Golden, Colorado
Buffalo Bill - His life, as told on the PBS program "The West"
Buffalo Bill - History of Cody, Wyoming
Buffalo Bill - His life, by American West, A Celebration of the Human Spirit
Roy Cochran - From Brady, Nebraska: Governor of Nebraska, 1935 - 1941
Crazy Horse - Crazy Horse (Tashunca-uitco, 1849-1877)
J. Sterling Morton - Arbor Day
Senator George Norris - State Historical Site
General John J. Pershing - Thumbnail Biography
General John J. Pershing - Biography, General of the Armies of the United States


Civil War Photographs - American Memory, Library of Congress
Concord Coach - Stage Coaches used by the Overland Stage and Wells Fargo
Mike Disfarmer - Portraits of Rural America
Farm Security Administration - Pictorial record of American life, 1935 to 1943
The History Net - The National Historical Society
Making of America - Online, 1,601 books documenting America's social history
National Archives - Central Plains Region
History Database - Directory of Historical Resources on the Internet
Library of Congress (LOC) - American Memory, National Digital Library
American Life Histories (LOC) - Manuscripts from Federal Writers Project, 1936 - 1940
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of the American Indian
The West - PBS Documentary Series

Today in History - Important events on the current day
Today in History - Important events from the Library of Congress
World War I - Trenches on the Web; History of the War
World War I - The WW I Document Archive
World History Links - Links to history of over 120 Countries

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