Gosper County, Nebraska Genealogy Guide

Gosper County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on November 26, 1873 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory. The county was named in honor of John J. Gosper, the secretary of state for Nebraska at the time of the county's formation. Learn More About State of Nebraska History

Gosper County is bordered by Phelps County  (east), Furnas County  (south), Frontier County  (west), Dawson County  (north).

Gosper County Cities and Towns include Elwood, Smithfield.

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

Gosper County, Nebraska Courthouse Records

Gosper County, Nebraska Courthouse
Gosper County, NE Courthouse

The Gosper County Courthouse is located in Elwood, 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 Gosper 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.

  • Gosper County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1873. 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.
  • Gosper County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1875. 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.
  • Gosper Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1873 and Court Records from 1873. 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 1873,400, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and eminent domain and function as juvenile courts.

Gosper County, Nebraska Census Records

Gosper County, Nebraska Vital Records

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