Dawes County, Nebraska Genealogy Guide

Dawes County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on February 19, 1885 from Sioux County. The county was named in honor of James W. Dawes, the sixth governor of Nebraska. Learn More About State of Nebraska History

Dawes County is bordered by Shannon County, South Dakota  (northeast), Sheridan County  (east), Box_Butte County  (south), Sioux County  (west), Fall_River County, South Dakota  (northwest).

Dawes County Cities and Towns include Chadron, Crawford, Whitney.

A Map of Dawes County, Nebraska contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Dawes County, Nebraska Courthouse Records

Dawes County, Nebraska Courthouse
Dawes County, NE Courthouse

The Dawes County Courthouse is located in Chadron, Nebraska. Learn More About State of Nebraska Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Dawes county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Dawes County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1886. The County Clerk is responsible for Marriage Licenses and can also be expected to hold delayed birth registrations. Other records of interest to the researcher include military discharges, voter registrations, estray notices, marks and brands, physician’s registers, farm and ranch names, and school registers.
  • Dawes County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1885. The County Register of Deeds is responsible for maintaining and securing the land records of the county. The duties include preserving of old land records and maintaining records that have been recorded which include, warranty deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, plats and any other documents that affect a specific piece of land in the county.
  • Dawes Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1886 and Court Records from 1877. The Clerk of Courts duties include misdemeanor cases, including preliminary hearing in felony cases, civil cases involving less than $45,000, small claims involving less than 1877,400, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and eminent domain and function as juvenile courts.

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