Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Cherry County Courthouse
;365 N Main Street PO Box 120
Valentine, Ne 69201
Phone. 402.376.2771

County Clerk has marriage and land records.
County Court has probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records. [1]


Parent County

1883--Cherry County was created 23 February 1883 from unorganized territory. County seat: Valentine [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Mt. Hope Cemetery, the largest cemetery within the city limits of Valentine, Nebraska. Some images can be found at: and


For tips on accessing Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.




Local Histories

  • Here is the link to the local library for a catalog and contact information to the local library that contains history of the area:  Valentine Public Library. Marianne Beel has done a nice job on several Sandhill area local histories such as "Sand in my Shoes: Four decades of sandhill stories and history" found at the Valentine Public library: [1].




The Valentine Midland News is the primary newspaper in the area. Information on this newspaper can be found at: Nebraska Press Association

Also, back issues of prior newspapers that have been microfilmed are available; index found at: NebraskaHistory.Org



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherry County, Nebraska page 429, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).