York County, Nebraska Genealogy

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County Courthouse

York County Courthouse
510 Lincoln Avenue
York, NE 68467
Phone: 402.362.7759

County Clerk has marriage records.
County Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
Veteran Service Office has military records.[1]

County Historical Society has Obituary Records.


Parent County

  • 1855--York County was created 13 March 1855 from Cass and Pierce(old) Counties. County seat: York [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


  Populated Places 

McCool Junction


Neighboring Counties



Maps can be found at the York Library Webpage: http://www.yorklib.org/node/572  

  • Arborville Cemetery is located on County road D just about 2-3 miles south of Highway 66.
  • Bethel Cemetery is located 2 miles north of Benedict on Highway 81, east on Road 24 3 miles to Road O, 1/8th mile north on Road O, toward Thayer.
  • Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery is located 4 1/2 miles west of York on Highway 34; on the south side of highway, west of Road I.
  • Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery is located near Henderson 1/2 mile east of Road B on Road 8.
  • Blue Valley Cemetery is located 1/2 mile east of Road S, on Road 5. Road S goes south from the I-80 Waco exit.
  • Mennonite Cemetery, also known as Buller Cemetery, Siebert-Buller Cemetery is located one mile south of Henderson, east on Road 5 to dead end. Cemetery is in the center of the section.
  • Brabham Family Cemetery, also known as Zion Cemetery is located 5 1/2 miles north of Highway 34 on Road B; in the field on east side of road. Not easily accessible.
  • Cashler Cemetery, also known as Union Cemetery is located north 1/2 mile from Interstate 80 Waco exit to Road 10, east 5 miles to Road X, south to dead end. Cemetery is adjacent to Interstate 80.
  • Cedar Lawn Cemetery is located on the East end of Ella Street in Gresham.
  • Council Cemetery is located southwest of the intersection of Road G and Road 11.
  • Dewitt Cemetery is located northeast of Waco. Take Hwy 34 east to Road V. Go north to Road 20, then east to County Road 476, then north.
  • Dry Creek Cemetery is located east of Waco to HWY 69, then north to Road 21. Northeast of HWY 69 and Road 21.
  • Ebenezer Cemetery is located from the Waco, NE Interchange on Interstate #80, two and one half miles north and two miles east on the north side of the road.
  • Faith Evangelical Bible Cemetery is located 1 1/4 miles south of Henderson on Road B.
  • Gilmore Cemetery is located on Road 6, 1 1/4 miles west of Road S.
  • Greenwood Cemetery (McCool Junction) is located on the north side of Road 3, between Road J and Road K. From McCool Junction, go west on Road 4 to Road K, south one mile on Road K and west 1/2 mile on Road 3.
  • Greenwood Cemetery (York) is located on the west end of 8th Street in York; from downtown York go west on 6th to Greenwood, north to 8th, and west to the cemetery entrance.
  • Holoch (Bussard) Cemetery is located southwest of intersection of Road P and Road M550. Go east from McCool Junction on Road 4 to Road O, north 1 1/2 miles to Road M550, east one mile.
  • Lincoln Creek Cemetery is located in Lockridge Township, 3 miles North and 3.5 miles east of the village of Bradshaw, York County, Nebraska. It is located on Road 17 between Roads "H" and "I". 
  • McCool Junction Cemetery is located 1/2 mile west of Highway 81 on Road 5.
  • Palo Cemetery, also known as Mt. Zion Cemetery, is located one mile west of HWY 69 on Road 20.
  • Plainfield Cemetery is located 2 1/4 miles west of Bradshaw on Highway 34.
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery, also known as the Brabham Cemetery, is located 2-1/2 miles west on Road 22and 3/4 mile north of Benedict on Road J. Cemetery is on east side of Road J.
  • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery is located on Road 3, east of Road N. From McCool Junction, go two miles east on Road 4 to Road N, south one mile to Road 3 and 1/3rd mile east.
  • Rosemond Cemetery, also known as Rose Cemetery, is located on Road P, south of Road 18. Best route is go north on Road Q (Thayer Road) from Highway 34 two miles, west on Road 17 one mile, and north on Road P.
  • St. John’s Cemetery is located from Interstate 80 Waco exit, go north 1/2 mile; take Road 10 east 2 miles, go north 1/2 mile on Road U.
  • St. Joseph’s Cemetery is located at the intersection of Nobes Road (Road 12) and Road N east of York.
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery is located 4 miles north of Highway 34 on Road N to Road 19.
  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery is located on Highway 69 at northwest corner of Gresham. Cemetery is west of the church.
  • United Methodist Cemetery is located west of Lushton on Road 3, south on Road F for 1 mile. Cemetery is on southwest corner of Road 2 & Road F intersection.
  • Vernon Cemetery, also known as Pettis Cemetery, is located 3 miles east of Highway 81 on Road 10. Cemetery is on northeast corner of Road 10 and Road O.
  • Waco Cemetery is located west on street immediately south of railroad tracks in Waco.
  • Zion Lutheran Cemetery is located 1/2 mile west of Thayer (Road Q) on Road 20, on the south side of the road.


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




Local Histories






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), Red Willow County, Nebraska page 435, 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).