Rock County, Nebraska Genealogy Guide

Rock County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on May 23, 1857 from Brown County. The county was named in honor of for either Rock Creek, which flows in the county; or the rocky condition of the soil in the area. Learn More About State of Nebraska History

Rock County is bordered by Keya_Paha County  (north), Boyd County  (northeast), Holt County  (east), Loup County  (south), Brown County  (west).

Rock County Cities and Towns include Bassett, Newport.

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

Rock County, Nebraska Courthouse Records

Rock County, Nebraska Courthouse
Rock County, NE Courthouse

The Rock County Courthouse is located in Bassett, 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 Rock 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.

  • Rock County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1884. 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.
  • Rock County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1888. 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.
  • Rock Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1888 and Court Records from 1887. 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 1887,400, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and eminent domain and function as juvenile courts.

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