22-101. Adams.

The county of Adams is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township five, north, of range twelve, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township five, north, of range nine, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township eight, north, of range nine, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township eight, north, of range twelve, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 2, p. 212; R.S.1913, § 813; C.S.1922, § 715; C.S.1929, § 25-102; R.S.1943, § 22-101.


22-102. Antelope.

The county of Antelope is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township twenty-three, north, of range eight, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township twenty-three, north, of range five, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty-eight, north, of range five, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-eight, north, of range eight, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 3, p. 212; R.S.1913, § 814; C.S.1922, § 716; C.S.1929, § 25-103; R.S.1943, § 22-102.


22-103. Arthur.

The county of Arthur is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township seventeen, north, range thirty-six, west of the sixth principal meridian; thence north on the range line between ranges thirty-five and thirty-six to the northeast corner of township twenty, north, range thirty-six, west; thence west along the fifth standard parallel to the northwest corner of township twenty, north, range forty, west; thence south along the range line between ranges forty and forty-one, west, to the southwest corner of township seventeen, north, range forty, west; thence east along the fourth standard parallel to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1887, c. 21, § 1, p. 344; Laws 1895, c. 23, § 1, p. 124; R.S.1913, § 815; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 1, p. 822; C.S.1922, § 717; Laws 1925, c. 155, § 1, p. 393; C.S.1929, § 25-104; R.S.1943, § 22-103.


Annotations

22-104. Banner.

The county of Banner is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of section thirty-six, in township seventeen, north, of range fifty-three, west of the sixth principal meridian; thence due north on the range line between range fifty-two and range fifty-three, to the northeast corner of section twenty-four, township twenty, north, range fifty-three, west; thence due west on the section line to the point where said section line intersects the east line of State of Wyoming; thence south along the west line of the State of Nebraska, to a point where said state line intersects the township line between townships sixteen and seventeen, north, of range fifty-eight, west; thence due east on said township line to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Cheyenne County under Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, by vote of electors Nov. 6, 1888; R.S.1913, § 816; C.S.1922, § 718; C.S.1929, § 25-105; R.S.1943, § 22-104.


22-105. Blaine.

The county of Blaine is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-one, range twenty-one, running thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty-four, range twenty-one; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-four, range twenty-five; thence south to the southwest corner of township twenty-one, range twenty-five; thence east to the southeast corner of township twenty-one, range twenty-one, to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1885, c. 31, § 1, p. 205; R.S.1913, § 817; C.S.1922, § 719; C.S.1929, § 25-106; R.S.1943, § 22-105.


22-106. Boone.

The county of Boone is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township eighteen, north, of range eight, west; thence east along the northern boundary of the Pawnee reservation, to a point where the dividing line between ranges four and five, west, intersect the same; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty-two, north, of range five, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-two, north, of range eight, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 4, p. 213; R.S.1913, § 818; C.S.1922, § 720; C.S.1929, § 25-107; R.S.1943, § 22-106.


22-107. Box Butte.

The county of Box Butte is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-four, north, range forty-seven, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty-eight, north, range forty-seven, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-eight, north, range fifty-two, west; thence south to the southwest corner of township twenty-four, north, range fifty-two, west; thence east to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Dawes County under Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, by vote of electors Nov. 2, 1886; R.S.1913, § 819; C.S.1922, § 721; C.S.1929, § 25-108; R.S.1943, § 22-107.


22-108. Boyd.

The county of Boyd is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point in the middle of the main channel of the Niobrara River intersected by the range line between eight and nine west; thence north on said range line to the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River; thence up the main channel of said river to a point intersected by forty-third north parallel; thence west on said parallel to a point intersected by the range line between ranges sixteen and seventeen; thence south on said line to a point in the middle of the main channel of the Niobrara River; thence down the main channel of said river to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1891, c. 20, § 2, p. 224; R.S.1913, § 821; C.S.1922, § 723; C.S.1929, § 25-110; R.S.1943, § 22-108.


22-109. Brown.

The county of Brown is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of section thirty-two, township twenty-five, north, range twenty, west; thence north along said line to the northeast corner of section five, township twenty-eight, range twenty; thence west to the southeast corner of section thirty-two, township twenty-nine, range twenty; thence north to the center of the channel of the Niobrara River on the section line between sections twenty and twenty-one, township thirty-two, range twenty, west; thence in a westerly direction up the channel of the Niobrara River to a point in the center of said channel, intersected by the line between ranges twenty-four and twenty-five; thence south along said range line to the southwest corner of township twenty-five; thence east along the south line of township twenty-five to place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1883, c. 31, § 1, p. 198; R.S.1913, § 822; C.S.1922, § 724; C.S.1929, § 25-111; R.S.1943, § 22-109.


22-110. Buffalo.

The county of Buffalo is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point where the dividing line between ranges twelve and thirteen crosses the southern channel of the Platte River; thence up said channel to a point where the dividing line between ranges eighteen and nineteen intersects the same; thence north along said line to the third standard parallel; thence east along said parallel to the northeast corner of township twelve, north, of range thirteen, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 7, p. 213; R.S.1913, § 823; C.S.1922, § 725; C.S.1929, § 25-112; R.S.1943, § 22-110.


22-111. Burt.

The county of Burt is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point where the north line of sections twenty-one, twenty-two, and twenty-three, township twenty-four, north, range ten, east of the sixth principal meridian intersects the eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska as established by the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Compact of 1943; thence west along said section lines to the northwest corner of said section twenty-one; thence south along the west line of said sections twenty-one, twenty-eight, and thirty-three to the south boundary line of Omaha Indian reservation; thence west on the south boundary line of said reservation to the line dividing ranges seven and eight, east; thence south on said line to the south line of township twenty-one, north, range eight, east; thence east on said line to the northeast corner of section six, township twenty, north, range nine, east; thence south on section lines to the southwest corner of section twenty, township twenty, north, range nine, east; thence east by section lines to the eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska as established by the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Compact of 1943; and thence northerly along said boundary line to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 5, p. 213; Laws 1889, c. 4, § 1, p. 73; R.S.1913, § 824; C.S.1922, § 726; C.S.1929, § 25-113; R.S.1943, § 22-111; Laws 1955, c. 65, § 1, p. 211.


22-112. Butler.

The county of Butler is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township 13 north, range 4 east of the sixth principal meridian; thence north to the northeast corner of section 1, township 16 north, range 4 east; thence east to the southeast corner of section 36, township 17 north, range 4 east; thence north to a point on the east line of section 12, township 17 north, range 4 east, said point being 3826.58 feet south of the northeast corner of said section 12; thence westerly along the approximate middle of the Platte River, as shown in a survey by Richard L. Ronkar and Marvin L. Svoboda, dated November 25, 2002, and described as follows, assuming the east line of said section 12 to have a bearing of N 02 00—09—W; thence S 87 05—20—W, 5303.84 feet; thence S 60 42—54—W, 3499.34 feet; thence S 51 23—46—W, 3119.84 feet; thence S 64 51—45—W, 3555.38 feet; thence S 89 20—58—W, 1647.52 feet; thence S 50 34—21—W, 6032.08 feet; thence S 41 15—33—W, 4659.91 feet; thence S 44 39—35—W, 4912.16 feet; thence S 86 23—58—W, 4230.37 feet; thence S 81 25—49—W, 2159.16 feet; thence S 87 58—51—W, 7158.93 feet; thence S 54 23—37—W, 9629.02 feet; thence S 44 41—16—W, 3006.31 feet; thence S 68 04—45—W, 2463.21 feet; thence S 55 58—42—W, 1719.30 feet; thence S 88 24—06—W, 3797.21 feet; thence S 70 01—06—W, 2615.16 feet; thence S 61 41—41—W, 2023.42 feet; thence S 75 32—12—W, 1889.81 feet; thence N 89 21—04—W, 2850.07 feet; thence S 69 54—10—W, 6774.29 feet; thence N 84 47—29—W, 1169.64 feet; thence N 55 45—56—W, 5076.04 feet; thence N 76 22—27—W, 1755.30 feet; thence S 74 42—27—W, 3647.51 feet; thence S 78 13—28—W, 3012.24 feet; thence N 88 59—00—W, 2383.36 feet; thence N 86 01—43—W, 5433.64 feet, to a point on the east line of section 1, township 16 north, range 1 east, said point being 3711.01 feet south of the northeast corner of said section 1 and proceeding westerly, assuming the east line of said section 1 to have a bearing of N 02 06—22—E; thence N 70 23—02—W, 3275.26 feet; thence N 45 07—33—W, 3033.40 feet; thence N 53 29—12—W, 3663.43 feet; thence N 73 40—09—W, 2182.88 feet; thence S 87 03—33—W, 2685.73 feet; thence S 74 49—57—W, 4926.62 feet; thence S 64 42—15—W, 5633.14 feet; thence N 70 16—39—W, 3725.32 feet; thence N 70 17—54—W, 5359.26 feet, to a point on the west line of township 17 north, range 1 east, said point being 904.43 feet north of the southwest corner of said township; thence south to the southwest corner of township 13 north, range 1 east; thence east to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 6, p. 213; Laws 1879, § 1, p. 109; R.S.1913, § 825; C.S.1922, § 727; C.S.1929, § 25-114; R.S.1943, § 22-112; Laws 2000, LB 349, § 1; Laws 2003, LB 90, § 1.


22-113. Cass.

The county of Cass is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township ten, north, range nine, east; thence east to the eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska as established by the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Compact of 1943; thence north along said eastern boundary line until it intersects the Platte River; thence up said Platte River until it intersects the line dividing townships twelve and thirteen, north, the last time; thence west to the northwest corner of township twelve, north, range ten, east; thence south two miles; thence west six miles; and thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 8, p. 213; R.S.1913, § 826; C.S.1922, § 728; C.S.1929, § 25-115; R.S.1943, § 22-113; Laws 1955, c. 65, § 2, p. 212.


Annotations

22-114. Cedar.

The county of Cedar is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point in the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River, at which the line dividing ranges one and two, west, crosses said river; thence south to the southwest corner of township twenty-nine, north, of range one, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township twenty-nine, north, of range one, west; thence south to the southeast corner of township twenty-eight, north, of range one, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township twenty-eight, north, of range three, east; thence north to the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River; thence up said channel to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 9, p. 214; Laws 1875, § 1, p. 73; R.S.1913, § 827; C.S.1922, § 729; C.S.1929, § 25-116; R.S.1943, § 22-114.


22-115. Chase.

The county of Chase is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point where the first standard parallel intersects the west boundary line of the State of Nebraska; thence east to the southeast corner of township five, north, of range thirty-six; thence north to the northeast corner of township eight, north, of range thirty-six; thence west to the west boundary line of the State of Nebraska; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 67, p. 225; R.S.1913, § 828; C.S.1922, § 730; C.S.1929, § 25-117; R.S.1943, § 22-115.


22-116. Cherry.

The county of Cherry is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-five, north, of range twenty-five, west, of the sixth principal meridian; thence west to the southwest corner of township twenty-five, north, of range forty; thence north on the east line of Sheridan County to the northern boundary line of the State of Nebraska; thence east along said boundary line to the range line between ranges twenty-four and twenty-five; thence south on said range line to the point of beginning.

Source:Laws 1883, c. 32, § 1, p. 199; R.S.1913, § 829; C.S.1922, § 731; C.S.1929, § 25-118; R.S.1943, § 22-116; Laws 1947, c. 59, § 1, p. 194.


22-117. Cheyenne.

The county of Cheyenne shall consist of that territory lying between the west boundary line of Deuel County and a part of Garden County, and the east boundary line of Kimball County and a part of Banner County; the south boundary line of Morrill County and the boundary line between the State of Nebraska and the State of Colorado.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 10, p. 214; R.S.1913, § 830; C.S.1922, § 732; C.S.1929, § 25-119; R.S.1943, § 22-117.


22-118. Clay.

The county of Clay is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township five, north, of range eight, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township five, north, of range five, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township eight, north, of range five, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township eight, north, of range eight, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 11, p. 214; R.S.1913, § 831; C.S.1922, § 733; C.S.1929, § 25-120; R.S.1943, § 22-118.


22-119. Colfax.

The county of Colfax is bounded as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of township 20 north, range 2 east of the sixth principal meridian; thence easterly on the north line of township 20 north, ranges 2, 3, and 4 east to the northeast corner of said township 20 north, range 4 east; thence southerly on the east line of townships 20, 19, 18, and 17 north, range 4 east, to a point on the east line of section 12, township 17 north, range 4 east, said point being 3826.58 feet south of the northeast corner of said section 12; thence westerly along the approximate middle of the Platte River, as shown in a survey by Richard L. Ronkar and Marvin L. Svoboda, dated November 25, 2002, and described as follows, assuming the east line of said section 12 to have a bearing of N 02 00—09—W; thence S 87 05—20—W, 5303.84 feet; thence S 60 42—54—W, 3499.34 feet; thence S 51 23—46—W, 3119.84 feet; thence S 64 51—45—W, 3555.38 feet; thence S 89 20—58—W, 1647.52 feet; thence S 50 34—21—W, 6032.08 feet; thence S 41 15—33—W, 4659.91 feet; thence S 44 39—35—W, 4912.16 feet; thence S 86 23—58—W, 4230.37 feet; thence S 81 25—49—W, 2159.16 feet; thence S 87 58—51—W, 7158.93 feet; thence S 54 23—37—W, 9629.02 feet; thence S 44 41—16—W, 3006.31 feet; thence S 68 04—45—W, 2463.21 feet; thence S 55 58—42—W, 1719.30 feet; thence S 88 24—06—W, 3797.21 feet; thence S 70 01—06—W, 2615.16 feet; thence S 61 41—41—W, 2023.42 feet; thence S 75 32—12—W, 1889.81 feet; thence N 89 21—04—W, 2850.07 feet; thence S 69 54—10—W, 6774.29 feet; thence N 84 47—29—W, 1169.64 feet; thence N 55 45—56—W, 5076.04 feet; thence N 76 22—27—W, 1755.30 feet; thence S 74 42—27—W, 3647.51 feet; thence S 78 13—28—W, 3012.24 feet; thence N 88 59—00—W, 2383.36 feet; thence N 86 01—43—W, 5433.64 feet, to a point on the east line of section 1, township 16 north, range 1 east, said point being 3711.01 feet south of the northeast corner of said section 1; thence north, to the northeast corner of section 1, township 16 north, range 1 east; thence east, to the southwest corner of section 31, township 17 north, range 2 east; thence northerly on the west line of townships 17, 18, 19, and 20 north, range 2 east, to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 12, p. 214; R.S.1913, § 832; C.S.1922, § 734; C.S.1929, § 25-121; R.S.1943, § 22-119; Laws 2003, LB 90, § 2.


22-120. Cuming.

The county of Cuming is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township twenty-one, north, of range four, east; thence east to the southeast corner of township twenty-one, north, of range seven, east; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty-four, north, of range seven, east; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-four, north, of range four, east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 13, p. 214; R.S.1913, § 833; C.S.1922, § 735; C.S.1929, § 25-122; R.S.1943, § 22-120.


22-121. Custer.

The county of Custer is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township thirteen, north, of range seventeen, west, of the sixth principal meridian; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty, north, of range seventeen, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty, north, of range twenty-five, west; thence south to the southwest corner of township thirteen, north, of range twenty-five, west; thence east to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1877, § 1, p. 211; R.S.1913, § 834; C.S.1922, § 736; C.S.1929, § 25-123; R.S.1943, § 22-121.


22-122. Dakota.

The county of Dakota is bounded as follows: Commencing at the most westerly point where the township line between townships twenty-nine and thirty, north, intersects the state boundary line between the State of Nebraska and the State of South Dakota; thence west along said line to the northwest corner of section three, township twenty-nine, north, range six, east; thence south by section lines to the north line of Thurston County; thence east along the north line of Thurston County to the eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska as established by the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Compact of 1943; thence northerly along said state boundary line to the point where said boundary line is intersected by the east boundary line of the State of South Dakota; and thence westerly along the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 14, p. 214; Laws 1905, c. 43, § 1, p. 286; R.S.1913, § 835; C.S.1922, § 737; C.S.1929, § 25-124; R.S.1943, § 22-122; Laws 1955, c. 65, § 3, p. 212.


22-123. Dawes.

The county of Dawes is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-nine, north, of range forty-seven, west of the sixth principal meridian; thence west to the southwest corner of township twenty-nine, north, of range fifty-two west; thence north on the range line between ranges fifty-two and fifty-three to the northern boundary line of the State of Nebraska; thence east along said boundary to the line between ranges forty-six and forty-seven west; thence south on said range line to the point of beginning.

Source:Laws 1885, c. 32, § 1, p. 206; R.S.1913, § 836; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 2, p. 823; C.S.1922, § 738; C.S.1929, § 25-125; R.S.1943, § 22-123.


22-124. Dawson.

The county of Dawson is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township nine, north, of range twenty-five, west; thence east to the center of the south channel of the Platte River; thence down said channel to a point where the dividing line between ranges eighteen and nineteen intersects the same; thence north along said dividing line to the northeast corner of township twelve, north, of range nineteen, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twelve, north, of range twenty-five, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 15, p. 215; R.S.1913, § 837; C.S.1922, § 739; C.S.1929, § 25-126; R.S.1943, § 22-124.


22-125. Deuel.

The county of Deuel is bounded as follows: Commencing at the point where the line between ranges forty-one and forty-two, west of the sixth principal meridian intersects the south boundary of Nebraska, eighty-two links west of the monument at the northeast corner of Colorado; thence west along the south boundary line of the State of Nebraska to its intersection with the line between ranges forty-six and forty-seven west; thence north along said range line to the third standard parallel to the north boundary of township twelve, north, on the third standard parallel; thence east along said parallel to the southeast corner of section thirty-two, township thirteen, north, of range forty-six west; thence north on section lines to the northwest corner of section four, township fourteen, north, of range forty-six west; thence east on township lines to the northeast corner of section six, township fourteen, north, range forty-one west; thence south on section lines to the third standard parallel; thence east along said parallel to the northeast boundary of township twelve, range forty-two; thence south on the line between ranges forty-one and forty-two to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Cheyenne County under Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, by vote of electors Nov. 6, 1888; Laws 1895, c. 24, § 1, p. 125; R.S.1913, § 838; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 3, p. 823; C.S.1922, § 740; C.S.1929, § 25-127; R.S.1943, § 22-125.


22-126. Dixon.

The county of Dixon is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township twenty-seven, north, of range four, east; thence east to the line dividing sections thirty-three and thirty-four in township twenty-seven, north, of range six, east; thence north to the dividing line between townships twenty-nine and thirty, north, of range six, east; thence east to the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River; thence up said channel to a point where the dividing line between ranges three and four east, intersects the same; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 16, p. 215; R.S.1913, § 839; C.S.1922, § 741; C.S.1929, § 25-128; R.S.1943, § 22-126.


22-127. Dodge.

The county of Dodge is bounded as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the line dividing ranges four and five, east, with the south bank of the Platte River; thence easterly along the south bank of the Platte River to the fourth standard parallel; thence east along said parallel to the southeast corner of section thirty-one, township seventeen, north, range ten, east; thence north on section lines, three miles to the northeast corner of section nineteen, township seventeen, north, of range ten, east; thence west on section lines two miles to southwest corner of section thirteen, township seventeen, range nine, east; thence north on section lines, one mile to northwest corner of section thirteen, last aforesaid; thence west on section line one mile to southwest corner of section eleven, township seventeen, north, range nine, east; thence north on section lines one mile to northwest corner of said section eleven, last aforesaid; thence west on section lines one mile to the southwest corner of section three, township seventeen, range nine, east; thence north on section lines one mile to the northwest corner of said section three; thence west on section line one mile to northwest corner of section four, township seventeen, range nine, east; thence north on section line one mile to northeast corner of section thirty-two, township eighteen, range nine, east; thence west one-half mile on section line to northwest corner of the northeast quarter of section thirty-two, township eighteen, range nine, east; thence north on half section line two miles to the southeast corner of the southwest quarter of section seventeen, township eighteen, range nine, east; thence west on section line one-half mile to southwest corner of section seventeen, township eighteen, range nine, east; thence north on section lines fifteen miles to northeast corner of section six, township twenty, range nine, east; thence west along the fifth standard parallel to the northwest corner of township twenty, north of range five, east; thence south by the line dividing ranges four and five, east, to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 17, p. 215; Laws 1875, § 1, p. 71; R.S.1913, § 840; C.S.1922, § 742; C.S.1929, § 25-129; R.S.1943, § 22-127.


Annotations

22-128. Douglas.

The county of Douglas is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point on the eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska as established by the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Compact of 1943, two miles south of the dividing line between townships fourteen and fifteen, north; thence north and following said eastern boundary line to the north boundary line of township sixteen; thence west to a point in the middle of the main channel of the Platte River; thence down said channel to a point two miles due south of the dividing line between townships fourteen and fifteen; and thence east to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 18, p. 215; R.S.1913, § 841; C.S.1922, § 743; C.S.1929, § 25-130; R.S.1943, § 22-128; Laws 1955, c. 65, § 4, p. 213.


22-129. Dundy.

The county of Dundy is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of the state; thence east to the southeast corner of township one, north, of range thirty-six; thence north to the northeast corner of township four, north, of range thirty-six; thence west to the west boundary line of the State of Nebraska; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 66, p. 225; R.S.1913, § 842; C.S.1922, § 744; C.S.1929, § 25-131; R.S.1943, § 22-129.


22-130. Fillmore.

The county of Fillmore is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township five, north, of range four, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township five, north, of range one, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township eight, north, of range one, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township eight, north, of range four, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 20, p. 216; R.S.1913, § 843; C.S.1922, § 745; C.S.1929, § 25-132; R.S.1943, § 22-130.


22-131. Franklin.

The county of Franklin is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township one, north, of range sixteen, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township one, north, of range thirteen, west; thence north to the first standard parallel; thence west to the northwest corner of township four, north, of range sixteen, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 19, p. 216; R.S.1913, § 844; C.S.1922, § 746; C.S.1929, § 25-133; R.S.1943, § 22-131.


22-132. Frontier.

The county of Frontier is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township five, north, of range thirty, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township five, north, of range twenty-five, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township five, north, of range twenty-five, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township six, north, of range twenty-four, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township eight, north, of range twenty-four, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township eight, north, of range thirty, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 21, p. 216; R.S.1913, § 845; C.S.1922, § 747; C.S.1929, § 25-134; R.S.1943, § 22-132.


22-133. Furnas.

The county of Furnas shall contain that territory described as townships one, two, three and four, north, of ranges twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four and twenty-five, west.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 63, p. 224; R.S.1913, § 846; C.S.1922, § 748; C.S.1929, § 25-135; R.S.1943, § 22-133.


22-134. Gage.

The county of Gage is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township one, north, of range eight, east; thence north to the northeast corner of township six, north, of range eight, east; thence west to the northwest corner of township six, north, of range five, east; thence south along the range line, dividing ranges four and five, east, to the southern boundary line of the state; and thence east along the state line to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 22, p. 216; R.S.1913, § 847; C.S.1922, § 749; C.S.1929, § 25-136; R.S.1943, § 22-134.


22-135. Garden.

The county of Garden is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of section thirty-one, township fifteen, north, range forty-one west of the sixth principal meridian; thence north on section lines to the northeast corner of section six, township sixteen north, range forty-one, west; thence east on the fourth standard parallel to the southeast corner of township seventeen north, range forty-one, west; thence north along the range line between ranges forty and forty-one to the northeast corner of township twenty, north, range forty-one, west; thence west along the fifth standard parallel to the southeast corner of section thirty-three, township twenty-one north, range forty-one, west; thence north on section lines to the northeast corner of section four, township twenty-three, north, range forty-one, west, on south boundary of Sheridan County; thence west on said boundary line to the northwest corner of section four in township twenty-three, north, range forty-six, west; thence south to the township line between townships twenty and twenty-one, north, range forty-six, west; thence east on said township line to the northwest corner of section four, in township twenty, north, range forty-six, west; thence south to township line between townships sixteen and seventeen, north; thence east to the northwest corner of section four, township sixteen, north, range forty-six, west; thence south to the township line between the townships fourteen and fifteen, north; thence east on said township line to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Deuel County pursuant to Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, by vote of electors Nov. 2, 1909; R.S.1913, § 848; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 4, p. 824; C.S.1922, § 750; Laws 1925, c. 155, § 2, p. 394; C.S.1929, § 25-137; R.S.1943, § 22-135.


Annotations

22-136. Garfield.

The county of Garfield is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township numbered twenty-one, north, of range thirteen, west, of the sixth principal meridian; thence north to the northeast corner of township numbered twenty-four in range thirteen, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township numbered twenty-four, in range sixteen, west; thence south to the southwest corner of township numbered twenty-one, north, in range sixteen, west; thence east to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Wheeler County by vote of electors pursuant to Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, and proclamation of Governor, Oct. 4, 1884; R.S.1913, § 849; C.S.1922, § 751; C.S.1929, § 25-138; R.S.1943, § 22-136.


22-137. Gosper.

The county of Gosper is bounded as follows: On the east by Phelps County, on the south by Furnas County, on the west by Frontier County, on the north by Dawson County.

Source:Laws 1881, c. 36, p. 215; R.S.1913, § 850; C.S.1922, § 752; C.S.1929, § 25-139; R.S.1943, § 22-137.


22-138. Grant.

The county of Grant is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-one, north of range thirty-six, west of the sixth principal meridian; thence north on said range line to the northeast corner of township twenty-four, north of range thirty-six, west; thence west along the south line of Cherry County to the east line of Sheridan County; thence south along the east line of Sheridan County to the southwest corner of township twenty-four, north, range forty, west; thence west along the south line of Sheridan County to the northwest corner of section three, range forty-one, west; thence south on section lines to the southwest corner of section thirty-four, township twenty-one, north, range forty-one, west, on the fifth standard parallel; thence east along said parallel to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1887, c. 22, § 1, p. 345; Laws 1895, c. 25, § 1, p. 126; R.S.1913, § 851; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 5, p. 824; C.S.1922, § 753; C.S.1929, § 25-140; R.S.1943, § 22-138.


Annotations

22-139. Greeley.

The county of Greeley is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township seventeen, north, of range twelve, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township seventeen, north, of range nine, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty, north, of range nine, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty, north, of range twelve, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 23, p. 216; R.S.1913, § 852; C.S.1922, § 754; C.S.1929, § 25-141; R.S.1943, § 22-139.


22-140. Hall.

The county of Hall is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township nine, north, of range twelve, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township nine, north, of range nine, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township twelve, north, of range nine, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twelve, north, of range twelve, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 25, p. 217; R.S.1913, § 853; C.S.1922, § 755; C.S.1929, § 25-142; R.S.1943, § 22-140.


22-141. Repealed. Laws 2011, LB 556, § 4.

22-141.01. Hamilton.

The county of Hamilton is bounded as follows: Beginning at the northeast meander corner of section 24, township 14 north, range 5 west of the sixth principal meridian; thence south on the line dividing ranges 4 and 5 west to a point on the line dividing townships 8 and 9 north; thence west on the line dividing townships 8 and 9 north to a point on the line dividing ranges 8 and 9 west; thence north on the line dividing ranges 8 and 9 west to the northwest corner of section 7, township 10 north, range 8 west; thence continuing north on the line dividing ranges 8 and 9 west on a bearing of north 1 degree, 6 minutes, 39 seconds west a distance of 3963.32 feet to a point in the south channel of the Platte River; thence north 26 degrees, 16 minutes, 43 seconds east, 4477.82 feet; thence north 39 degrees, 25 minutes, 34 seconds east, 6937.24 feet; thence north 40 degrees, 17 minutes, 8 seconds east, 9415.04 feet; thence north 56 degrees, 16 minutes, 12 seconds east, 3118.09 feet; thence north 33 degrees, 12 minutes, 56 seconds east, 5522.78 feet; thence north 45 degrees, 37 minutes, 50 seconds east, 3233.20 feet; thence north 55 degrees, 58 minutes, 45 seconds east, 12217.41 feet; thence north 32 degrees, 21 minutes, 1 second east, 9051.98 feet; thence north 23 degrees, 37 minutes, 16 seconds east, 3540.46 feet; thence north 59 degrees, 9 minutes, 4 seconds east, 4326.45 feet; thence north 51 degrees, 17 minutes, 37 seconds east, 11127.53 feet; thence south 39 degrees, 36 minutes, 35 seconds east, 464.59 feet; thence north 69 degrees, 18 minutes, 17 seconds east, 1452.28 feet; thence north 55 degrees, 51 minutes, 51 seconds east, 430.40 feet; thence south 77 degrees, 28 minutes, 17 seconds east, 528.85 feet; thence north 79 degrees, 21 minutes, 55 seconds east, 703.44 feet; thence north 27 degrees, 24 minutes, 27 seconds east, 367.28 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 50 minutes, 18 seconds east, 1122.47 feet; thence north 19 degrees, 40 minutes, 41 seconds east, 484.15 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 23 minutes, 30 seconds east, 474.86 feet; thence north 25 degrees, 6 minutes, 30 seconds west, 474.90 feet; thence north 68 degrees, 41 minutes, 38 seconds east, 2605.28 feet; thence north 38 degrees, 57 minutes, 26 seconds east, 9143.17 feet; thence north 57 degrees, 14 minutes, 34 seconds east, 5953.39 feet; thence north 50 degrees, 23 minutes, 34 seconds east, 2012.96 feet; thence north 35 degrees, 48 minutes, 29 seconds east, 1723 feet; thence north 25 degrees, 20 minutes, 59 seconds east, 3001.08 feet; thence north 39 degrees, 17 minutes, 44 seconds east, 2592.82 feet; thence north 27 degrees, 22 minutes, 47 seconds east, 2701.44 feet; thence north 52 degrees, 49 minutes, 38 seconds east, 3343.12 feet; thence north 59 degrees, 44 minutes, 14 seconds east, 9560.61 feet; thence south 28 degrees, 46 minutes, 42 seconds east, 2145.07 feet; thence north 54 degrees, 22 minutes, 14 seconds east, 1262.88 feet; thence north 64 degrees, 12 minutes, 47 seconds east, 2172.54 feet; thence north 75 degrees, 0 minutes, 21 seconds east, 3411.91 feet; thence north 57 degrees, 50 minutes, 44 seconds east, 6229.53 feet; thence north 69 degrees, 35 minutes, 2 seconds east, 3924.66 feet; thence north 60 degrees, 34 minutes, 32 seconds east, 7862.89 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 43 minutes, 47 seconds east, 2178.62 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 29 minutes, 27 seconds east, 2293.19 feet; thence north 20 degrees, 33 minutes, 22 seconds east, 1357.03 feet; thence north 37 degrees, 36 minutes, 34 seconds east, 10909.57 feet; thence north 29 degrees, 57 minutes, 43 seconds east, 10064.70 feet; thence south 1 degree, 57 minutes, 32 seconds east, 987.20 feet to the point of beginning. Note all bearings are based on state plane coordinates used for Merrick and Hamilton Counties. All distances are converted to ground.

Source:Laws 2011, LB556, § 1.


22-142. Harlan.

The county of Harlan is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township one, north, of range twenty, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township one, north, of range seventeen, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township four, north, of range seventeen, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township four, north, of range twenty, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 24, p. 217; R.S.1913, § 855; C.S.1922, § 757; C.S.1929, § 25-144; R.S.1943, § 22-142.


22-143. Hayes.

The county of Hayes is bounded as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of township eight, range thirty-one, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township eight, range thirty-five; thence south to the southwest corner of township five, range thirty-five; thence east to the southeast corner of township five, range thirty-one; thence north to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1877, § 1, p. 212; R.S.1913, § 856; C.S.1922, § 758; C.S.1929, § 25-145; R.S.1943, § 22-143.


22-144. Hitchcock.

The county of Hitchcock shall contain that territory described as townships one, two, three and four, north, of ranges thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-four and thirty-five, west.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 65, p. 225; R.S.1913, § 857; C.S.1922, § 759; C.S.1929, § 25-146; R.S.1943, § 22-144.


22-145. Holt.

The county of Holt is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township twenty-five, north, of range sixteen, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township twenty-five, north, of range nine, west; thence north to the middle of the main channel of the Niobrara River, thence up said channel to a point where the second guide meridian intersects the same; thence south along said second guide meridian, to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 27, p. 217; R.S.1913, § 858; C.S.1922, § 760; C.S.1929, § 25-147; R.S.1943, § 22-145.


Annotations

22-146. Hooker.

The county of Hooker is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-one, north, of range thirty-one, west, of the sixth principal meridian; thence north along the west boundary line of Thomas County to the northeast corner of township twenty-four, north, of range thirty-one, west; thence west along the south line of Cherry County to the northwest corner of township twenty-four, north, of range thirty-five, west; thence south along the east boundary line of Grant County to the southwest corner of township twenty-one, north, of range thirty-five, west; thence east along the north boundary line of McPherson County to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1889, c. 1, § 1, p. 69; R.S.1913, § 859; C.S.1922, § 761; C.S.1929, § 25-148; R.S.1943, § 22-146.


22-147. Howard.

The county of Howard is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township thirteen, north, of range twelve, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township thirteen, north, of range nine, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township sixteen, north, of range nine, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township sixteen, north, of range twelve, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 28, p. 217; R.S.1913, § 860; C.S.1922, § 762; C.S.1929, § 25-149; R.S.1943, § 22-147.


22-148. Jefferson.

The county of Jefferson is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township one, north, of range one, east; thence east to the southeast corner of township one, north, of range four, east; thence north to the northeast corner of township four, north, of range four, east; thence west to the northwest corner of township four, north, of range one, east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 29, p. 217; R.S.1913, § 861; C.S.1922, § 763; C.S.1929, § 25-150; R.S.1943, § 22-148.


22-149. Johnson.

The county of Johnson is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township four, north, of range nine, east; thence east to the southeast corner of section thirty-three in township four, north, of range twelve, east; thence north by section lines to the northeast corner of section four in township six, north, of range twelve, east; thence west to the northwest corner of township six, north, of range nine, east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 30, p. 218; R.S.1913, § 862; C.S.1922, § 764; C.S.1929, § 25-151; R.S.1943, § 22-149.


22-150. Kearney.

The county of Kearney is bounded on the north by the middle of the south channel of the Platte River; on the east, by the line dividing ranges twelve and thirteen, west; on the south, by the first standard parallel; on the west by the line dividing ranges sixteen and seventeen, west.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 31, p. 218; R.S.1913, § 863; C.S.1922, § 765; C.S.1929, § 25-152; R.S.1943, § 22-150.


22-151. Keith.

The county of Keith is bounded as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of township sixteen, north, of range thirty-five, west, sixth principal meridian; thence south along the range line to the southeast corner of township thirteen, north, of range thirty-five, west, on the third standard parallel; thence east along the parallel to the northeast corner of township twelve, north, of range thirty-five, west; thence south three miles to the southeast corner of section thirteen, township twelve, north; thence west by section lines to the northwest corner of section nineteen, township twelve, north, of range forty-one west; thence north along the range line to the third standard parallel; thence west along said parallel to the southwest corner of section thirty-two, range forty-one, west; thence north by section lines to the northwest corner of section five, township sixteen, north, on the fourth standard parallel; thence east along said parallel to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 68, p. 225; R.S.1913, § 864; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 6, p. 825; C.S.1922, § 766; C.S.1929, § 25-153; R.S.1943, § 22-151.


22-152. Keya Paha.

The county of Keya Paha is bounded as follows: Commencing in the middle of the channel of the Niobrara River where the line dividing ranges sixteen and seventeen, west, of sixth principal meridian crosses said Niobrara River; thence north to the forty-third parallel of north latitude; thence west along said parallel of north latitude to the line dividing range twenty-four from range twenty-five, west, of sixth principal meridian; thence south along said line to the middle of the channel of the Niobrara River; thence down the middle of the channel of the Niobrara River to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Brown County pursuant to Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, by vote of electors Nov. 4, 1884; Laws 1893, c. 13, § 1, p. 146; R.S.1913, § 865; C.S.1922, § 767; C.S.1929, § 25-154; R.S.1943, § 22-152.


22-153. Kimball.

The county of Kimball is bounded as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of section three in township number sixteen, north, of range fifty-three, west; thence due west on the township line between townships sixteen and seventeen, north, to a point where said line intersects the east boundary line of the State of Wyoming; thence south along the west boundary line of the State of Nebraska to a point where the said line intersects the north boundary line of the State of Colorado; thence east along the south boundary line of the State of Nebraska to a point where said line intersects a line extending due north on the section line between sections sixteen and seventeen, township twelve, north, range fifty-three, west; thence north to the northwest corner of section four, in township twelve, north, of range fifty-three, west; thence due east to the southeast corner of section thirty-four in township thirteen, north, of range fifty-three, west; and thence due north to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Cheyenne County pursuant to Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, by vote of electors Nov. 6, 1888; R.S.1913, § 866; C.S.1922, § 768; C.S.1929, § 25-155; R.S.1943, § 22-153.


22-154. Knox.

The county of Knox is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township twenty-nine, north, of range eight, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township twenty-nine, north, of range two, west; thence north to the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River; thence along the middle of the main channel of said river to the point where the dividing line between ranges eight and nine, west, intersects the same; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 33, p. 218, § 60, p. 224; Laws 1883, c. 34, § 1, p. 201; R.S.1913, § 867; C.S.1922, § 769; C.S.1929, § 25-156; R.S.1943, § 22-154.


22-155. Lancaster.

The county of Lancaster is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township seven, north, of range five, east; thence east to southeast corner of township seven, north, of range eight, east; thence north to the northeast corner of township twelve, north, of range eight, east; thence west to the northwest corner of township twelve, north, of range five, east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 32, p. 218; R.S.1913, § 868; C.S.1922, § 770; C.S.1929, § 25-157; R.S.1943, § 22-155.


22-156. Lincoln.

The county of Lincoln is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township nine, north, of range thirty-four, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township nine, north, of range twenty-six, west; thence north to the fourth standard parallel; thence west to a point where the dividing line between ranges thirty-four and thirty-five intersects the same; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 34, p. 218; R.S.1913, § 869; C.S.1922, § 771; C.S.1929, § 25-158; R.S.1943, § 22-156.


22-157. Logan.

The county of Logan is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township seventeen, north, of range twenty-six, west, of the sixth principal meridian; running thence west along the north line of Lincoln County to the southwest corner of township seventeen, north, range twenty-nine, west; thence north to the northwest corner of township twenty, north, range twenty-nine, west; thence east to the northeast corner of township twenty, north, range twenty-six, west; thence south along the west line of Custer County to the point of beginning.

Source:Laws 1885, c. 33, § 1, p. 207; R.S.1913, § 870; C.S.1922, § 772; C.S.1929, § 25-159; R.S.1943, § 22-157.


22-158. Loup.

The county of Loup is bounded as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of township twenty-four, north, of range seventeen, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-four, north, of range twenty, west; thence south to the southwest corner of township twenty-one, north, of range twenty, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township twenty-one, north, of range seventeen, west; thence north to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1883, c. 35, § 1, p. 202; R.S.1913, § 871; C.S.1922, § 773; C.S.1929, § 25-160; R.S.1943, § 22-158.


22-159. Madison.

The county of Madison is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-one, north, of range one, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty-four, north, of range one, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-four, north, of range four, west; thence south to the southwest corner of township twenty-one, north, of range four, west; thence east to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 35, p. 218; R.S.1913, § 872; C.S.1922, § 774; C.S.1929, § 25-161; R.S.1943, § 22-159.


22-160. McPherson.

The county of McPherson is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township seventeen, north, of range thirty, west, of the sixth principal meridian; thence north along the west boundary line of Logan County to northeast corner of township twenty, north, of range thirty, west; thence west along said township line to the northwest corner of township twenty, north, of range thirty-five, west; thence south on said range line to southwest corner of township seventeen, north, of range thirty-five, west; thence east along the north boundary line of Lincoln County to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1887, c. 23, § 1, p. 346; R.S.1913, § 873; C.S.1922, § 775; C.S.1929, § 25-162; R.S.1943, § 22-160.


22-161. Repealed. Laws 2009, LB 131, § 3.

22-161.01. Merrick.

The county of Merrick is bounded as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of township 16 north, range 3 west; thence west on the dividing line of townships 16 and 17 north, to the boundaries of the Pawnee Indian reservation; thence by the boundaries of said reservation passing by its south side around to the north line of township 16 north; thence west, to the northwest corner of township 16 north, range 8 west; thence south between ranges 8 and 9 to the meander corner of section 31, township 11 north, range 8 west; thence south on the dividing line of ranges 8 and 9 west on an assumed bearing of south 0 degrees, 53 minutes, 49 seconds east, 3603.44 feet to a point in the south channel of the Platte River; thence north 26 degrees, 16 minutes, 43 seconds east, 4477.82 feet; thence north 39 degrees, 25 minutes, 34 seconds east, 6937.24 feet; thence north 40 degrees, 17 minutes, 8 seconds east, 9415.04 feet; thence north 56 degrees, 16 minutes, 12 seconds east, 3118.10 feet; thence north 33 degrees, 12 minutes, 56 seconds east, 5522.78 feet; thence north 45 degrees, 37 minutes, 50 seconds east, 3233.20 feet; thence north 55 degrees, 58 minutes, 45 seconds east, 12217.41 feet; thence north 32 degrees, 21 minutes, 1 second east, 9051.98 feet; thence north 23 degrees, 37 minutes, 16 seconds east, 3540.46 feet; thence north 59 degrees, 9 minutes, 4 seconds east, 4326.45 feet; thence north 51 degrees, 17 minutes, 37 seconds east, 11127.53 feet; thence south 39 degrees, 36 minutes, 35 seconds east, 464.59 feet; thence north 69 degrees, 18 minutes, 17 seconds east, 1452.28 feet; thence north 55 degrees, 51 minutes, 51 seconds east, 430.40 feet; thence south 77 degrees, 28 minutes, 17 seconds east, 528.85 feet; thence north 79 degrees, 21 minutes, 55 seconds east, 703.44 feet; thence north 27 degrees, 24 minutes, 27 seconds east, 367.28 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 50 minutes, 18 seconds east, 1122.47 feet; thence north 19 degrees, 40 minutes, 41 seconds east, 484.15 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 23 minutes, 30 seconds east, 474.86 feet; thence north 25 degrees, 6 minutes, 30 seconds west, 474.90 feet; thence north 68 degrees, 41 minutes, 38 seconds east, 2605.28 feet; thence north 38 degrees, 57 minutes, 26 seconds east, 9143.18 feet; thence north 57 degrees, 14 minutes, 34 seconds east, 5953.39 feet; thence north 50 degrees, 23 minutes, 34 seconds east, 2012.96 feet; thence north 35 degrees, 48 minutes, 29 seconds east, 1723 feet; thence north 25 degrees, 20 minutes, 59 seconds east, 3001.08 feet; thence north 39 degrees, 17 minutes, 44 seconds east, 2592.82 feet; thence north 27 degrees, 22 minutes, 47 seconds east, 2701.44 feet; thence north 52 degrees, 49 minutes, 38 seconds east, 3343.12 feet; thence north 59 degrees, 44 minutes, 14 seconds east, 9560.61 feet; thence south 28 degrees, 46 minutes, 42 seconds east, 2145.07 feet; thence north 54 degrees, 22 minutes, 14 seconds east, 1262.88 feet; thence north 64 degrees, 12 minutes, 47 seconds east, 2172.54 feet; thence north 75 degrees, 0 minutes, 21 seconds east, 3411.91 feet; thence north 57 degrees, 50 minutes, 44 seconds east, 6229.53 feet; thence north 69 degrees, 35 minutes, 2 seconds east, 3924.66 feet; thence north 60 degrees, 34 minutes, 32 seconds east, 7862.89 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 43 minutes, 47 seconds east, 2178.62 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 29 minutes, 27 seconds east, 2293.19 feet; thence north 20 degrees, 33 minutes, 22 seconds east, 1357.03 feet; thence north 37 degrees, 36 minutes, 34 seconds east, 10909.57 feet; thence north 29 degrees, 57 minutes, 43 seconds east, 10064.70 feet; thence north 1 degree, 57 minutes, 34 seconds west, 769.03 feet to a point in the middle of the south channel of the Platte River, such point being 2132.77 feet north of the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of section 19, township 14 north, range 4 west; thence continuing in the middle of the south channel of the Platte River and assuming the west line of section 19 to have a bearing of south 1 degree, 46 minutes, 44 seconds east; the next 35 courses on such thread of stream; thence south 84 degrees, 28 minutes, 19 seconds east, 60.66 feet; thence north 29 degrees, 30 minutes, 32 seconds east, 130.51 feet; thence south 70 degrees, 11 minutes, 42 seconds east, 131.06 feet; thence north 40 degrees, 23 minutes, 29 seconds east, 27.01 feet; thence north 31 degrees, 48 minutes, 41 seconds west, 130.23 feet; thence north 38 degrees, 43 minutes, 26 seconds east, 153.67 feet; thence south 71 degrees, 56 minutes, 45 seconds east, 194.99 feet; thence north 64 degrees, 11 minutes, 17 seconds east, 153.41 feet; thence north 56 degrees, 6 minutes, 19 seconds east, 108.65 feet; thence north 9 degrees, 37 minutes, 55 seconds east, 60.66 feet; thence north 55 degrees, 53 minutes, 26 seconds east, 184.62 feet; thence south 89 degrees, 4 minutes, 41 seconds east, 267.50 feet; thence north 22 degrees, 39 minutes, 9 seconds east, 124.70 feet; thence north 53 degrees, 36 minutes, 57 seconds east, 149.13 feet; thence north 37 degrees, 5 minutes, 51 seconds west, 124.10 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 57 minutes, 2 seconds east, 65.57 feet; thence south 36 degrees, 3 minutes, 53 seconds east, 301.87 feet; thence north 46 degrees, 48 minutes, 49 seconds east, 115.81 feet; thence north 4 degrees, 29 minutes, 24 seconds west, 72.26 feet; thence north 59 degrees, 37 minutes, 54 seconds east, 102.28 feet; thence north 6 degrees, 30 minutes, 41 seconds west, 317.85 feet; thence north 37 degrees, 40 minutes, 28 seconds east, 182.50 feet; thence north 31 degrees, 10 minutes, 30 seconds west, 119.52 feet; thence north 52 degrees, 46 minutes, 4 seconds east, 95.33 feet; thence north 73 degrees, 10 minutes, 0 seconds east, 64.89 feet; thence south 16 degrees, 50 minutes, 0 seconds east, 109.48 feet; thence south 80 degrees, 32 minutes, 59 seconds east, 109.60 feet; thence north 23 degrees, 1 minute, 57 seconds east, 150.01 feet; thence north 56 degrees, 56 minutes, 49 seconds east, 162.33 feet; thence north 2 degrees, 13 minutes, 20 seconds east, 105.50 feet; thence north 55 degrees, 41 minutes, 50 seconds east, 367.42 feet; thence north 11 degrees, 8 minutes, 4 seconds east, 126.97 feet; thence north 60 degrees, 16 minutes, 1 second east, 247.07 feet; thence north 25 degrees, 36 minutes, 31 seconds east, 486.91 feet; thence south 86 degrees, 4 minutes, 13 seconds east, 477.93 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of such section 19; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 17 and section 8, township 14 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of said section 17, and assuming the north line of section 19, township 14 north, range 4 west to have a bearing of north 87 degrees, 50 minutes, 16 seconds east; thence north 43 degrees, 19 minutes, 4 seconds west, 2576.37 feet to the point of beginning; thence north 46 degrees, 40 minutes, 56 seconds east, 922.93 feet; thence north 57 degrees, 57 minutes, 4 seconds east, 777.42 feet; thence north 22 degrees, 53 minutes, 36 seconds east, 341.40 feet; thence north 52 degrees, 26 minutes, 41 seconds east, 268.04 feet; thence north 27 degrees, 48 minutes, 39 seconds east, 466.41 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 10 minutes, 35 seconds east, 496.04 feet; thence north 52 degrees, 16 minutes, 36 seconds east, 297.07 feet; thence north 31 degrees, 18 minutes, 19 seconds east, 243.80 feet; thence north 49 degrees, 41 minutes, 58 seconds east, 265.23 feet; thence north 60 degrees, 19 minutes, 0 seconds east, 350.21 feet; thence north 44 degrees, 11 minutes, 59 seconds west, 543.34 feet; thence north 51 degrees, 2 minutes, 28 seconds east, 2051.44 feet; thence north 32 degrees, 40 minutes, 47 seconds west, 482.44 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 17 minutes, 15 seconds east, 177.59 feet; thence north 8 degrees, 12 minutes, 7 seconds east, 284.77 feet; thence north 59 degrees, 57 minutes, 4 seconds east, 806.17 feet; thence north 79 degrees, 30 minutes, 49 seconds east, 393.73 feet; thence south 66 degrees, 48 minutes, 41 seconds east, 90.99 feet; thence north 75 degrees, 13 minutes, 56 seconds east, 224.90 feet; thence north 51 degrees, 45 minutes, 30 seconds east, 177.92 feet; thence north 28 degrees, 41 minutes, 5 seconds east, 174.26 feet to a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of government lot 4 of said section 8; thence north 36 degrees, 51 minutes, 23 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 1242.20 feet and ending at the geographical centerline of said Platte River; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 9, township 14 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of government lot 4 in said section 9, and assuming the south line of the southwest quarter of said section 9 to have a bearing of south 89 degrees, 53 minutes, 34 seconds west; thence north 0 degrees, 16 minutes, 54 seconds east, and on the west line of government lots 4 and 3, 1487.75 feet to the original meander line of the Platte River; thence north 35 degrees, 17 minutes, 2 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of said Platte River, 2859.02 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on said geographical centerline; thence north 54 degrees, 42 minutes, 58 seconds east, and on said geographical centerline, 888.27 feet; thence north 58 degrees, 11 minutes, 51 seconds east, and on said geographical centerline, 1487.03 feet; thence north 40 degrees, 30 minutes, 0 seconds east, and on said geographical centerline, 1281.69 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northwest corner of government lot 1 in said section 9; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 4, township 14 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of government lot 5 in said section 4, and assuming the east line of government lots 3 and 5 in said section 4 to have a bearing of south 0 degrees, 5 minutes, 41 seconds east; thence south 89 degrees, 24 minutes, 52 seconds west, and on the south line of government lots 5 and 4, 3102.76 feet to a point on the original south meander line of the Platte River; thence north 49 degrees, 30 minutes, 0 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of said Platte River, 1321.25 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on the geographical centerline of said Platte River, the next 7 courses on said centerline; thence north 40 degrees, 30 minutes, 0 seconds east, 348.74 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 39 degrees, 16 minutes, 11 seconds east, 1420.98 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 38 degrees, 14 minutes, 59 seconds east, 1222.76 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 36 degrees, 4 minutes, 35 seconds east, 426.21 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 42 degrees, 8 minutes, 26 seconds east, 779.07 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 44 degrees, 45 minutes, 1 second east, 505.14 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 42 degrees, 56 minutes, 58 seconds east, 685.04 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of government lot 2 in said section 4; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 3, township 14 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of government lot 2 in said section 4, and assuming the east line of said government lot 2 to have a bearing of south 0 degrees, 5 minutes, 41 seconds east; thence north 47 degrees, 3 minutes, 2 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 848.52 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on said geographical centerline; thence north 42 degrees, 56 minutes, 58 seconds east, and on said geographical centerline, 750.96 feet; thence north 33 degrees, 22 minutes, 23 seconds east, and on said geographical centerline, 434.94 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northwesterly corner of government lot 4 in said section 3; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 34, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of section 34, and assuming the south line of said southeast quarter to have a bearing of north 89 degrees, 10 minutes, 38 seconds east; thence south 88 degrees, 55 minutes, 33 seconds west, 1780.73 feet to the calculated meander corner; thence north 56 degrees, 37 minutes, 37 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 912.40 feet to the point of beginning; the next 13 courses on the geographical centerline of said Platte River; thence north 33 degrees, 22 minutes, 23 seconds east, 148.31 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 32 minutes, 16 seconds east, 450.87 feet; thence north 35 degrees, 36 minutes, 3 seconds east, 461.73 feet; thence north 21 degrees, 44 minutes, 33 seconds east, 652.02 feet; thence north 22 degrees, 47 minutes, 50 seconds east, 723.43 feet; thence north 17 degrees, 25 minutes, 48 seconds east, 480.50 feet; thence north 18 degrees, 58 minutes, 22 seconds east, 315.96 feet; thence north 28 degrees, 41 minutes, 27 seconds east, 513.70 feet; thence north 10 degrees, 53 minutes, 32 seconds east, 365.66 feet; thence north 31 degrees, 12 minutes, 36 seconds east, 686.04 feet; thence north 29 degrees, 6 minutes, 28 seconds east, 479.52 feet; thence north 11 degrees, 9 minutes, 24 seconds east, 688.60 feet; thence north 35 degrees, 54 minutes, 48 seconds east, 1209.26 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the meander corner, the northeast corner of the northeast quarter of section 34, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to sections 26 and 23, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of the southwest quarter of section 26, and assuming the south line of said southwest quarter to have a bearing of south 89 degrees, 32 minutes, 23 seconds west; thence north 53 degrees, 20 minutes, 6 seconds west, 2455.61 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on the geographical centerline of the Platte River; the next 14 courses on said geographical centerline; thence north 29 degrees, 1 minute, 35 seconds east, 191.87 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 18 minutes, 40 seconds east, 943.72 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 12 minutes, 23 seconds east, 1208.49 feet; thence north 43 degrees, 8 minutes, 28 seconds east, 905.77 feet; thence north 54 degrees, 19 minutes, 20 seconds east, 731.56 feet; thence north 57 degrees, 13 minutes, 41 seconds east, 684.45 feet; thence north 56 degrees, 14 minutes, 20 seconds east, 120.34 feet; thence north 53 degrees, 9 minutes, 36 seconds east, 598.24 feet; thence north 62 degrees, 7 minutes, 10 seconds east, 707.55 feet; thence north 59 degrees, 58 minutes, 43 seconds east, 563.34 feet; thence north 49 degrees, 11 minutes, 46 seconds east, 482.37 feet; thence north 57 degrees, 18 minutes, 21 seconds east, 762.06 feet; thence north 71 degrees, 32 minutes, 53 seconds east, 481.69 feet; thence north 61 degrees, 27 minutes, 48 seconds east, 250.65 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of government lot 5 of section 23, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 24, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of government lot 5 of section 23, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, and assuming the east line of said government lot 5 to have a bearing of south 0 degrees, 1 minute, 56 seconds east; thence north 28 degrees, 32 minutes, 12 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 1225.57 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on said geographical centerline; the next 5 courses on said geographical centerline; thence north 61 degrees, 27 minutes, 48 seconds east, 759.65 feet; thence north 54 degrees, 45 minutes, 25 seconds east, 1538.51 feet; thence north 58 degrees, 5 minutes, 44 seconds east, 1675.34 feet; thence north 53 degrees, 15 minutes, 23 seconds east, 1844.73 feet; thence north 46 degrees, 46 minutes, 34 seconds east, 622.22 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of government lot 1 of said section 24, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to sections 17, 18, and 19, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of government lot 1 of section 24, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, and assuming the north line of government lot 1 of section 17, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, to have a bearing of north 56 degrees, 3 minutes, 25 seconds east; thence north 43 degrees, 13 minutes, 26 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 901.44 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on the geographical centerline; the next 12 courses on said geographical centerline; thence north 46 degrees, 46 minutes, 34 seconds east, 347.92 feet; thence north 52 degrees, 38 minutes, 26 seconds east, 626.31 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 44 minutes, 8 seconds east, 334.55 feet; thence north 51 degrees, 2 minutes, 44 seconds east, 972.55 feet; thence north 40 degrees, 15 minutes, 33 seconds east, 731.79 feet; thence north 36 degrees, 26 minutes, 23 seconds east, 970.59 feet; thence north 36 degrees, 32 minutes, 36 seconds east, 908.72 feet; thence north 58 degrees, 27 minutes, 57 seconds east, 258.30 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 48 minutes, 50 seconds east, 367.48 feet; thence north 43 degrees, 54 minutes, 57 seconds east, 2682.73 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 38 minutes, 34 seconds east, 398.76 feet; thence north 40 degrees, 45 minutes, 24 seconds east, 416.25 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of government lot 1 of said section 17, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to sections 8 and 9, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of lot 5 of said section 8, and assuming the south line of said lot 5 to have a bearing of south 89 degrees, 33 minutes, 8 seconds east; thence north 49 degrees, 14 minutes, 36 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 1386.78 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on the geographical centerline of said Platte River; the next 26 courses on said geographical centerline; thence north 59 degrees, 9 minutes, 30 seconds east, 435.97 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 24 minutes, 58 seconds east, 144.83 feet; thence north 45 degrees, 47 minutes, 4 seconds east, 298.37 feet; thence north 44 degrees, 1 minute, 35 seconds east, 399.35 feet; thence north 31 degrees, 41 minutes, 6 seconds east, 220.66 feet; thence north 29 degrees, 20 minutes, 52 seconds east, 420.71 feet; thence north 46 degrees, 4 minutes, 0 seconds east, 343.05 feet; thence north 39 degrees, 58 minutes, 42 seconds east, 489.14 feet; thence north 30 degrees, 8 minutes, 23 seconds east, 370.70 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 40 minutes, 21 seconds east, 243.26 feet; thence north 49 degrees, 27 minutes, 19 seconds east, 381.66 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 43 minutes, 37 seconds east, 193.07 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 54 minutes, 34 seconds east, 171.32 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 54 minutes, 34 seconds east, 299.06 feet; thence north 54 degrees, 43 minutes, 13 seconds east, 293.59 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 48 minutes, 38 seconds east, 273.99 feet; thence north 60 degrees, 50 minutes, 29 seconds east, 259.30 feet; thence north 43 degrees, 34 minutes, 13 seconds east, 647.78 feet; thence north 43 degrees, 34 minutes, 13 seconds east, 308.91 feet; thence north 33 degrees, 44 minutes, 23 seconds east, 205.67 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 59 minutes, 37 seconds east, 103.53 feet; thence north 49 degrees, 59 minutes, 5 seconds east, 573.10 feet; thence north 48 degrees, 3 minutes, 27 seconds east, 250.06 feet; thence north 55 degrees, 30 minutes, 20 seconds east, 251.45 feet; thence north 36 degrees, 29 minutes, 4 seconds east, 256.44 feet; thence north 50 degrees, 34 minutes, 37 seconds east, 170.89 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the southwest corner of government lot 4 of section 4, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 4, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of lot 4 of said section 4, and assuming the south line of said lot 4 to have a bearing of south 89 degrees, 38 minutes, 18 seconds east; thence north 39 degrees, 25 minutes, 23 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 1662.07 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on said geographical centerline; the next 7 courses on said geographical centerline; thence north 53 degrees, 46 minutes, 58 seconds east, 330.14 feet; thence north 58 degrees, 57 minutes, 3 seconds east, 253.55 feet; thence north 44 degrees, 28 minutes, 51 seconds east, 250.91 feet; thence north 50 degrees, 4 minutes, 7 seconds east, 250.02 feet; thence north 56 degrees, 38 minutes, 46 seconds east, 252.04 feet; thence north 45 degrees, 40 minutes, 51 seconds east, 250.51 feet; thence north 43 degrees, 26 minutes, 50 seconds east, 286.41 feet to a point on the west line of north thunderbird lake subdivision extended north; thence south 33 degrees, 33 minutes, 56 seconds east, and on the west line of said subdivision, 1762.06 feet to the southwest corner of said subdivision; thence north 52 degrees, 27 minutes, 34 seconds east, and on the south line of said subdivision, 258.17 feet; thence north 50 degrees, 24 minutes, 39 seconds east, and on the south line of said subdivision, 784.82 feet; thence north 4 degrees, 21 minutes, 44 seconds east, and on the south line of said subdivision, 229.01 feet; thence north 50 degrees, 51 minutes, 33 seconds east, 509.80 feet; thence north 6 degrees, 13 minutes, 43 seconds west, and on the south line of said subdivision, 284.97 feet; thence north 67 degrees, 25 minutes, 50 seconds east, 902.92 feet to a point on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39; thence north 23 degrees, 0 minutes, 50 seconds west, and on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39, 226.15 feet; thence north 23 degrees, 41 minutes, 10 seconds west, and on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39, 305.60 feet; thence north 33 degrees, 36 minutes, 5 seconds west, and on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39, 305.56 feet; thence north 23 degrees, 14 minutes, 0 seconds west, and on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39, 299.38 feet; thence north 22 degrees, 6 minutes, 20 seconds west, and on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39, 116.44 feet; thence north 67 degrees, 53 minutes, 40 seconds east, 260.58 feet and ending at a point on the west line of tri-lakes subdivision, said point being 56.75 feet southeast of the northwest corner of said subdivision; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties in section 3, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Beginning at a point on the west line of tri-lakes subdivision, said point being 56.75 feet southeast of the northwest corner of said subdivision, and assuming the west line of said subdivision to have a bearing of south 22 degrees, 58 minutes, 33 seconds east; thence north 67 degrees, 53 minutes, 40 seconds east, 2957.56 feet to a point on an agreed upon boundary line; thence south 26 degrees, 56 minutes, 23 seconds east, and on said agreed upon boundary line, 1196.15 feet; thence north 87 degrees, 51 minutes, 49 seconds east, 1981.62 feet to a point on the thread of stream of the south channel of the Platte River; thence south 89 degrees, 37 minutes, 0 seconds east, and on said thread of stream, 624.91 feet and ending at the east line of said section 3; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties in section 2, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, and in sections 30 and 31, township 16 north, range 2 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, and in sections 35 and 36, township 16 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at a point on the west line of tri-lakes subdivision, said point being 56.75 feet southeast of the northwest corner of said subdivision, and assuming the west line of said subdivision to have a bearing of south 22 degrees, 58 minutes, 33 seconds east; thence north 67 degrees, 53 minutes, 40 seconds east, 2957.56 feet to a point on an agreed upon boundary line; thence south 26 degrees, 56 minutes, 23 seconds east, and on said agreed upon boundary line, 1196.15 feet; thence north 87 degrees, 51 minutes, 49 seconds east, 1981.62 feet to a point on the thread of stream of the south channel of the Platte River; thence south 89 degrees, 37 minutes, 0 seconds east, and on said thread of stream, 624.91 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on the west line of said section 2; the next 13 courses on the thread of stream of the south channel of the Platte River; thence north 76 degrees, 31 minutes, 56 seconds east, 1282.77 feet; thence north 64 degrees, 49 minutes, 59 seconds east, 1003.62 feet; thence north 66 degrees, 16 minutes, 54 seconds east, 771.67 feet; thence north 64 degrees, 24 minutes, 8 seconds east, 987.84 feet; thence north 62 degrees, 32 minutes, 13 seconds east, 765.60 feet; thence north 82 degrees, 40 minutes, 10 seconds east, 881.63 feet; thence north 66 degrees, 25 minutes, 46 seconds east, 407.59 feet; thence north 51 degrees, 51 minutes, 31 seconds east, 644.83 feet; thence north 62 degrees, 11 minutes, 14 seconds east, 438.62 feet; thence north 79 degrees, 50 minutes, 8 seconds east, 1220.74 feet; thence north 68 degrees, 59 minutes, 38 seconds east, 1125.78 feet; thence north 58 degrees, 55 minutes, 8 seconds east, 1012.63 feet; thence north 73 degrees, 48 minutes, 20 seconds east, 926.49 feet to the east line of section 36, township 16 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence north on the dividing line between ranges two and three west to the south bank of the north channel of the Platte River; thence northeasterly along the south bank of such Platte River to the east line of range 1 west; thence south and on the east line of range 1 west to the southeast corner of township 13 north, range 1 west; thence west on the south line of township 13 north, to the point of beginning.

Source:Laws 2009, LB131, § 1; Laws 2011, LB556, § 2.


22-162. Morrill.

The county of Morrill is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of section eighteen, township seventeen, north, range fifty-two, west; thence north along the range line, between ranges fifty-two and fifty-three to the fifth standard parallel; thence east along said parallel to the southwest corner of section thirty-three, township twenty-one, north, range fifty-two, west; thence north along section lines to the northwest corner of section four, township twenty-three, north, range fifty-two west; thence east along the line between townships twenty-three and twenty-four to the northeast corner of section five, township twenty-three, north, range forty-six west; thence south along section lines to the southeast corner of section thirty-two, on the fifth standard parallel; thence east along said parallel to the northeast corner of section five, township twenty, north, range forty-six, west; thence south along section lines to the northeast corner of Cheyenne County, at the southeast corner of section seventeen, township seventeen, north, range forty-six, west; thence west along the north line of Cheyenne County to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Cheyenne County pursuant to Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, by vote of electors Nov. 3, 1908; R.S.1913, § 875; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 7, p. 826; C.S.1922, § 777; C.S.1929, § 25-164; R.S.1943, § 22-162.


22-163. Nance.

The county of Nance shall include all that territory included in and known as the Pawnee Indian reservation. It shall also include all of sections numbered six, seven, eighteen, nineteen, thirty and thirty-one, in township seventeen, north, of range eight, west, of the sixth principal meridian.

Source:Laws 1879, § 1, p. 148; Laws 1881, c. 37, § 1, p. 217; R.S.1913, §§ 876, 877; C.S.1922, §§ 778, 779; C.S.1929, §§ 25-165, 25-166; R.S.1943, § 22-163.


22-164. Nemaha.

The county of Nemaha is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of section thirty-four in township four, north, of range twelve, east; thence north by section lines to the northwest corner of section three in township six, north, of range twelve, east; thence east by the line dividing townships six and seven, north, to its first intersection with the state boundary; thence around the old channel of the Missouri River and including the land known as McKissick's Island, by the eastern boundary of the state to the intersection thereof with the line dividing townships three and four, north; and thence west by the line to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 37, p. 219; R.S.1913, § 879; C.S.1922, § 781; C.S.1929, § 25-168; R.S.1943, § 22-164; Laws 1998, LB 59, § 1.


22-165. Nuckolls.

The county of Nuckolls is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township one, north, of range eight, west; thence east along the base line to the southeast corner of said township in range five, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township four, north, of range five, west; thence west to the northwest corner of said township in range eight, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 38, p. 219; R.S.1913, § 880; C.S.1922, § 782; C.S.1929, § 25-169; R.S.1943, § 22-165.


22-166. Otoe.

The county of Otoe is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township seven, north, range nine, east; thence east to the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River as established by the original government survey of 1857; thence up said channel until it intersects the southern boundary of the State of Iowa; thence continuing north along the eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska as established by the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Compact of 1943 until said boundary line intersects the dividing line between townships nine and ten; thence west to the northwest corner of township nine, north, range nine, east; and thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 39, p. 219; R.S.1913, § 881; C.S.1922, § 783; C.S.1929, § 25-170; R.S.1943, § 22-166; Laws 1955, c. 65, § 5, p. 213.


22-167. Pawnee.

The county of Pawnee is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township one, north, of range nine, east; thence east to the southeast corner of said township in range twelve, east; thence north to the northeast corner of township three, north, of range twelve, east; thence west to the northwest corner of township three, north, of range nine, east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 40, p. 219; R.S.1913, § 882; C.S.1922, § 784; C.S.1929, § 25-171; R.S.1943, § 22-167.


22-168. Perkins.

The county of Perkins is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township nine, north, of range forty-two, west, on the west boundary of Nebraska; thence east to the southeast corner of township nine, north, of range thirty-five, west; thence north to the northeast corner of section twenty-four, township twelve, west; thence west on section lines to the northwest corner of section nineteen, in township twelve, north, of range forty-one, west; thence south along the west line of said section nineteen to its intersection with the south boundary of Nebraska; thence east along said boundary line to the monument at the northeast corner of Colorado; thence south along the west boundary of Nebraska to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Keith County pursuant to Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, by vote of electors Nov. 8, 1887; R.S.1913, § 883; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 8, p. 826; C.S.1922, § 785; C.S.1929, § 25-172; R.S.1943, § 22-168.


22-169. Phelps.

The county of Phelps is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township five, north, of the base line, and range twenty, west, of the sixth principal meridian; thence running north to the middle of the south channel of the Platte River; thence running in an easterly direction along the middle of the south channel until it reaches the line dividing the sixteenth and seventeenth ranges, west, of the said sixth principal meridian; thence south to the southeast corner of townships five, north, and seventeen, west, as aforesaid; thence west to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 57, p. 223; R.S.1913, § 884; C.S.1922, § 786; C.S.1929, § 25-173; R.S.1943, § 22-169.


22-170. Pierce.

The county of Pierce is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township twenty-five, north, of range four, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township twenty-five, north, of range one, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty-eight, north, of range one, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-eight, north, of range four, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 41, p. 220; R.S.1913, § 885; C.S.1922, § 787; C.S.1929, § 25-174; R.S.1943, § 22-170.


22-171. Platte.

The county of Platte is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point on the east line of township 16 north, range 1 east, said point being 3711.01 feet south of the northeast corner of section 1, of said township, and assuming the east line of said section 1 to have a bearing of N 02 06—22—E; thence N 70 23—02—W, 3275.26 feet; thence N 45 07—33—W, 3033.40 feet; thence N 53 29—12—W, 3663.43 feet; thence N 73 40—09—W, 2182.88 feet; thence S 87 03—33—W, 2685.73 feet; thence S 74 49—57—W, 4926.62 feet; thence S 64 42—15—W, 5633.14 feet; thence N 70 16—39—W, 3725.32 feet; thence N 70 17—54—W, 5359.26 feet, to a point on the west line of township 17 north, range 1 east, said point being 904.43 feet north of the southwest corner of said township, thence south to the south bank of the main channel of the Platte River; thence west along said south bank to its intersection with the line dividing ranges 2 and 3 west; thence north by said line to the northwest corner of township 16 north, of range 2 west; thence west on the 4th standard parallel to the eastern boundary of the former Pawnee Indian Reservation; thence west and north by the boundaries of said reservation to the line dividing ranges 4 and 5 west; thence north to the northwest corner of township 20 north, of range 4 west; thence east by the 5th standard parallel to the line dividing ranges 1 and 2 east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 43, p. 220; R.S.1913, § 886; C.S.1922, § 788; C.S.1929, § 25-175; R.S.1943, § 22-171; Laws 2000, LB 349, § 2; Laws 2003, LB 90, § 3.


22-172. Repealed. Laws 2009, LB 131, § 3.

22-172.01. Polk.

The county of Polk is bounded as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of township 13 north, range 4 west; thence north, and on the west line of range 4 west, to the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of section 19, township 14 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian; thence north 1 degree, 46 minutes, 44 seconds west (assumed bearing), and on the west line of the northwest quarter of said section 19, 2132.77 feet to the thread of stream of the south channel of the Platte River; the next 35 courses on said thread of stream; thence south 84 degrees, 28 minutes, 19 seconds east, 60.66 feet; thence north 29 degrees, 30 minutes, 32 seconds east, 130.51 feet; thence south 70 degrees, 11 minutes, 42 seconds east, 131.06 feet; thence north 40 degrees, 23 minutes, 29 seconds east, 27.01 feet; thence north 31 degrees, 48 minutes, 41 seconds west, 130.23 feet; thence north 38 degrees, 43 minutes, 26 seconds east, 153.67 feet; thence south 71 degrees, 56 minutes, 45 seconds east, 194.99 feet; thence north 64 degrees, 11 minutes, 17 seconds east, 153.41 feet; thence north 56 degrees, 6 minutes, 19 seconds east, 108.65 feet; thence north 9 degrees, 37 minutes, 55 seconds east, 60.66 feet; thence north 55 degrees, 53 minutes, 26 seconds east, 184.62 feet; thence south 89 degrees, 4 minutes, 41 seconds east, 267.50 feet; thence north 22 degrees, 39 minutes, 9 seconds east, 124.70 feet; thence north 53 degrees, 36 minutes, 57 seconds east, 149.13 feet; thence north 37 degrees, 5 minutes, 51 seconds west, 124.10 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 57 minutes, 2 seconds east, 65.57 feet; thence south 36 degrees, 3 minutes, 53 seconds east, 301.87 feet; thence north 46 degrees, 48 minutes, 49 seconds east, 115.81 feet; thence north 4 degrees, 29 minutes, 24 seconds west, 72.26 feet; thence north 59 degrees, 37 minutes, 54 seconds east, 102.28 feet; thence north 6 degrees, 30 minutes, 41 seconds west, 317.85 feet; thence north 37 degrees, 40 minutes, 28 seconds east, 182.50 feet; thence north 31 degrees, 10 minutes, 30 seconds west, 119.52 feet; thence north 52 degrees, 46 minutes, 4 seconds east, 95.33 feet; thence north 73 degrees, 10 minutes, 0 seconds east, 64.89 feet; thence south 16 degrees, 50 minutes, 0 seconds east, 109.48 feet; thence south 80 degrees, 32 minutes, 59 seconds east, 109.60 feet; thence north 23 degrees, 1 minute, 57 seconds east, 150.01 feet; thence north 56 degrees, 56 minutes, 49 seconds east, 162.33 feet; thence north 2 degrees, 13 minutes, 20 seconds east, 105.50 feet; thence north 55 degrees, 41 minutes, 50 seconds east, 367.42 feet; thence north 11 degrees, 8 minutes, 4 seconds east, 126.97 feet; thence north 60 degrees, 16 minutes, 1 second east, 247.07 feet; thence north 25 degrees, 36 minutes, 31 seconds east, 486.91 feet; thence south 86 degrees, 4 minutes, 13 seconds east, 477.93 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of said section 19; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 17 and section 8, township 14 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of said section 17, and assuming the north line of section 19, township 14 north, range 4 west to have a bearing of north 87 degrees, 50 minutes, 16 seconds east; thence north 43 degrees, 19 minutes, 4 seconds west, 2576.37 feet to the point of beginning; thence north 46 degrees, 40 minutes, 56 seconds east, 922.93 feet; thence north 57 degrees, 57 minutes, 4 seconds east, 777.42 feet; thence north 22 degrees, 53 minutes, 36 seconds east, 341.40 feet; thence north 52 degrees, 26 minutes, 41 seconds east, 268.04 feet; thence north 27 degrees, 48 minutes, 39 seconds east, 466.41 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 10 minutes, 35 seconds east, 496.04 feet; thence north 52 degrees, 16 minutes, 36 seconds east, 297.07 feet; thence north 31 degrees, 18 minutes, 19 seconds east, 243.80 feet; thence north 49 degrees, 41 minutes, 58 seconds east, 265.23 feet; thence north 60 degrees, 19 minutes, 0 seconds east, 350.21 feet; thence north 44 degrees, 11 minutes, 59 seconds west, 543.34 feet; thence north 51 degrees, 2 minutes, 28 seconds east, 2051.44 feet; thence north 32 degrees, 40 minutes, 47 seconds west, 482.44 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 17 minutes, 15 seconds east, 177.59 feet; thence north 8 degrees, 12 minutes, 7 seconds east, 284.77 feet; thence north 59 degrees, 57 minutes, 4 seconds east, 806.17 feet; thence north 79 degrees, 30 minutes, 49 seconds east, 393.73 feet; thence south 66 degrees, 48 minutes, 41 seconds east, 90.99 feet; thence north 75 degrees, 13 minutes, 56 seconds east, 224.90 feet; thence north 51 degrees, 45 minutes, 30 seconds east, 177.92 feet; thence north 28 degrees, 41 minutes, 5 seconds east, 174.26 feet to a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of government lot 4 of said section 8; thence north 36 degrees, 51 minutes, 23 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 1242.20 feet and ending at the geographical centerline of said Platte River; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 9, township 14 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of government lot 4 in said section 9, and assuming the south line of the southwest quarter of said section 9 to have a bearing of south 89 degrees, 53 minutes, 34 seconds west; thence north 0 degrees, 16 minutes, 54 seconds east, and on the west line of government lots 4 and 3, 1487.75 feet to the original meander line of the Platte River; thence north 35 degrees, 17 minutes, 2 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of said Platte River, 2859.02 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on said geographical centerline; thence north 54 degrees, 42 minutes, 58 seconds east, and on said geographical centerline, 888.27 feet; thence north 58 degrees, 11 minutes, 51 seconds east, and on said geographical centerline, 1487.03 feet; thence north 40 degrees, 30 minutes, 0 seconds east, and on said geographical centerline, 1281.69 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northwest corner of government lot 1 in said section 9; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 4, township 14 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of government lot 5 in said section 4, and assuming the east line of government lots 3 and 5 in said section 4 to have a bearing of south 0 degrees, 5 minutes, 41 seconds east; thence south 89 degrees, 24 minutes, 52 seconds west, and on the south line of government lots 5 and 4, 3102.76 feet to a point on the original south meander line of the Platte River; thence north 49 degrees, 30 minutes, 0 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of said Platte River, 1321.25 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on the geographical centerline of said Platte River, the next 7 courses on said centerline; thence north 40 degrees, 30 minutes, 0 seconds east, 348.74 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 39 degrees, 16 minutes, 11 seconds east, 1420.98 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 38 degrees, 14 minutes, 59 seconds east, 1222.76 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 36 degrees, 4 minutes, 35 seconds east, 426.21 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 42 degrees, 8 minutes, 26 seconds east, 779.07 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 44 degrees, 45 minutes, 1 second east, 505.14 feet to a three-fourths seconds rebar with cap; thence north 42 degrees, 56 minutes, 58 seconds east, 685.04 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of government lot 2 in said section 4; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 3, township 14 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of government lot 2 in said section 4, and assuming the east line of said government lot 2 to have a bearing of south 0 degrees, 5 minutes, 41 seconds east; thence north 47 degrees, 3 minutes, 2 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 848.52 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on said geographical centerline; thence north 42 degrees, 56 minutes, 58 seconds east, and on said geographical centerline, 750.96 feet; thence north 33 degrees, 22 minutes, 23 seconds east, and on said geographical centerline, 434.94 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northwesterly corner of government lot 4 in said section 3; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 34, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of section 34, and assuming the south line of said southeast quarter to have a bearing of north 89 degrees, 10 minutes, 38 seconds east; thence south 88 degrees, 55 minutes, 33 seconds west, 1780.73 feet to the calculated meander corner; thence north 56 degrees, 37 minutes, 37 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 912.40 feet to the point of beginning; the next 13 courses on the geographical centerline of said Platte River; thence north 33 degrees, 22 minutes, 23 seconds east, 148.31 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 32 minutes, 16 seconds east, 450.87 feet; thence north 35 degrees, 36 minutes, 3 seconds east, 461.73 feet; thence north 21 degrees, 44 minutes, 33 seconds east, 652.02 feet; thence north 22 degrees, 47 minutes, 50 seconds east, 723.43 feet; thence north 17 degrees, 25 minutes, 48 seconds east, 480.50 feet; thence north 18 degrees, 58 minutes, 22 seconds east, 315.96 feet; thence north 28 degrees, 41 minutes, 27 seconds east, 513.70 feet; thence north 10 degrees, 53 minutes, 32 seconds east, 365.66 feet; thence north 31 degrees, 12 minutes, 36 seconds east, 686.04 feet; thence north 29 degrees, 6 minutes, 28 seconds east, 479.52 feet; thence north 11 degrees, 9 minutes, 24 seconds east, 688.60 feet; thence north 35 degrees, 54 minutes, 48 seconds east, 1209.26 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the meander corner, the northeast corner of the northeast quarter of section 34, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to sections 26 and 23, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of the southwest quarter of section 26, and assuming the south line of said southwest quarter to have a bearing of south 89 degrees, 32 minutes, 23 seconds west; thence north 53 degrees, 20 minutes, 6 seconds west, 2455.61 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on the geographical centerline of the Platte River; the next 14 courses on said geographical centerline; thence north 29 degrees, 1 minute, 35 seconds east, 191.87 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 18 minutes, 40 seconds east, 943.72 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 12 minutes, 23 seconds east, 1208.49 feet; thence north 43 degrees, 8 minutes, 28 seconds east, 905.77 feet; thence north 54 degrees, 19 minutes, 20 seconds east, 731.56 feet; thence north 57 degrees, 13 minutes, 41 seconds east, 684.45 feet; thence north 56 degrees, 14 minutes, 20 seconds east, 120.34 feet; thence north 53 degrees, 9 minutes, 36 seconds east, 598.24 feet; thence north 62 degrees, 7 minutes, 10 seconds east, 707.55 feet; thence north 59 degrees, 58 minutes, 43 seconds east, 563.34 feet; thence north 49 degrees, 11 minutes, 46 seconds east, 482.37 feet; thence north 57 degrees, 18 minutes, 21 seconds east, 762.06 feet; thence north 71 degrees, 32 minutes, 53 seconds east, 481.69 feet; thence north 61 degrees, 27 minutes, 48 seconds east, 250.65 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of government lot 5 of section 23, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 24, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of government lot 5 of section 23, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, and assuming the east line of said government lot 5 to have a bearing of south 0 degrees, 1 minute, 56 seconds east; thence north 28 degrees, 32 minutes, 12 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 1225.57 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on said geographical centerline; the next 5 courses on said geographical centerline; thence north 61 degrees, 27 minutes, 48 seconds east, 759.65 feet; thence north 54 degrees, 45 minutes, 25 seconds east, 1538.51 feet; thence north 58 degrees, 5 minutes, 44 seconds east, 1675.34 feet; thence north 53 degrees, 15 minutes, 23 seconds east, 1844.73 feet; thence north 46 degrees, 46 minutes, 34 seconds east, 622.22 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of government lot 1 of said section 24, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to sections 17, 18, and 19, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of government lot 1 of section 24, township 15 north, range 4 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, and assuming the north line of government lot 1 of section 17, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, to have a bearing of north 56 degrees, 3 minutes, 25 seconds east; thence north 43 degrees, 13 minutes, 26 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 901.44 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on the geographical centerline; the next 12 courses on said geographical centerline; thence north 46 degrees, 46 minutes, 34 seconds east, 347.92 feet; thence north 52 degrees, 38 minutes, 26 seconds east, 626.31 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 44 minutes, 8 seconds east, 334.55 feet; thence north 51 degrees, 2 minutes, 44 seconds east, 972.55 feet; thence north 40 degrees, 15 minutes, 33 seconds east, 731.79 feet; thence north 36 degrees, 26 minutes, 23 seconds east, 970.59 feet; thence north 36 degrees, 32 minutes, 36 seconds east, 908.72 feet; thence north 58 degrees, 27 minutes, 57 seconds east, 258.30 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 48 minutes, 50 seconds east, 367.48 feet; thence north 43 degrees, 54 minutes, 57 seconds east, 2682.73 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 38 minutes, 34 seconds east, 398.76 feet; thence north 40 degrees, 45 minutes, 24 seconds east, 416.25 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the northeast corner of government lot 1 of said section 17, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to sections 8 and 9, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of lot 5 of said section 8, and assuming the south line of said lot 5 to have a bearing of south 89 degrees, 33 minutes, 8 seconds east; thence north 49 degrees, 14 minutes, 36 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 1386.78 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on the geographical centerline of said Platte River; the next 26 courses on said geographical centerline; thence north 59 degrees, 9 minutes, 30 seconds east, 435.97 feet; thence north 41 degrees, 24 minutes, 58 seconds east, 144.83 feet; thence north 45 degrees, 47 minutes, 4 seconds east, 298.37 feet; thence north 44 degrees, 1 minute, 35 seconds east, 399.35 feet; thence north 31 degrees, 41 minutes, 6 seconds east, 220.66 feet; thence north 29 degrees, 20 minutes, 52 seconds east, 420.71 feet; thence north 46 degrees, 4 minutes, 0 seconds east, 343.05 feet; thence north 39 degrees, 58 minutes, 42 seconds east, 489.14 feet; thence north 30 degrees, 8 minutes, 23 seconds east, 370.70 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 40 minutes, 21 seconds east, 243.26 feet; thence north 49 degrees, 27 minutes, 19 seconds east, 381.66 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 43 minutes, 37 seconds east, 193.07 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 54 minutes, 34 seconds east, 171.32 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 54 minutes, 34 seconds east, 299.06 feet; thence north 54 degrees, 43 minutes, 13 seconds east, 293.59 feet; thence north 47 degrees, 48 minutes, 38 seconds east, 273.99 feet; thence north 60 degrees, 50 minutes, 29 seconds east, 259.30 feet; thence north 43 degrees, 34 minutes, 13 seconds east, 647.78 feet; thence north 43 degrees, 34 minutes, 13 seconds east, 308.91 feet; thence north 33 degrees, 44 minutes, 23 seconds east, 205.67 feet; thence north 42 degrees, 59 minutes, 37 seconds east, 103.53 feet; thence north 49 degrees, 59 minutes, 5 seconds east, 573.10 feet; thence north 48 degrees, 3 minutes, 27 seconds east, 250.06 feet; thence north 55 degrees, 30 minutes, 20 seconds east, 251.45 feet; thence north 36 degrees, 29 minutes, 4 seconds east, 256.44 feet; thence north 50 degrees, 34 minutes, 37 seconds east, 170.89 feet and ending at a point that is perpendicular to the southwest corner of government lot 4 of section 4, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties adjacent to section 4, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of lot 4 of said section 4, and assuming the south line of said lot 4 to have a bearing of south 89 degrees, 38 minutes, 18 seconds east; thence north 39 degrees, 25 minutes, 23 seconds west, and perpendicular to the geographical centerline of the Platte River, 1662.07 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on said geographical centerline; the next 7 courses on said geographical centerline; thence north 53 degrees, 46 minutes, 58 seconds east, 330.14 feet; thence north 58 degrees, 57 minutes, 3 seconds east, 253.55 feet; thence north 44 degrees, 28 minutes, 51 seconds east, 250.91 feet; thence north 50 degrees, 4 minutes, 7 seconds east, 250.02 feet; thence north 56 degrees, 38 minutes, 46 seconds east, 252.04 feet; thence north 45 degrees, 40 minutes, 51 seconds east, 250.51 feet; thence north 43 degrees, 26 minutes, 50 seconds east, 286.41 feet to a point on the west line of north thunderbird lake subdivision extended north; thence south 33 degrees, 33 minutes, 56 seconds east, and on the west line of said subdivision, 1762.06 feet to the southwest corner of said subdivision; thence north 52 degrees, 27 minutes, 34 seconds east, and on the south line of said subdivision, 258.17 feet; thence north 50 degrees, 24 minutes, 39 seconds east, and on the south line of said subdivision, 784.82 feet; thence north 4 degrees, 21 minutes, 44 seconds east, and on the south line of said subdivision, 229.01 feet; thence north 50 degrees, 51 minutes, 33 seconds east, 509.80 feet; thence north 6 degrees, 13 minutes, 43 seconds west, and on the south line of said subdivision, 284.97 feet; thence north 67 degrees, 25 minutes, 50 seconds east, 902.92 feet to a point on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39; thence north 23 degrees, 0 minutes, 50 seconds west, and on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39, 226.15 feet; thence north 23 degrees, 41 minutes, 10 seconds west, and on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39, 305.60 feet; thence north 33 degrees, 36 minutes, 5 seconds west, and on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39, 305.56 feet; thence north 23 degrees, 14 minutes, 0 seconds west, and on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39, 299.38 feet; thence north 22 degrees, 6 minutes, 20 seconds west, and on the west right-of-way line of said highway number 39, 116.44 feet; thence north 67 degrees, 53 minutes, 40 seconds east, 260.58 feet and ending at a point on the west line of tri-lakes subdivision, said point being 56.75 feet southeast of the northwest corner of said subdivision; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties in section 3, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Beginning at a point on the west line of tri-lakes subdivision, said point being 56.75 feet southeast of the northwest corner of said subdivision, and assuming the west line of said subdivision to have a bearing of south 22 degrees, 58 minutes, 33 seconds east; thence north 67 degrees, 53 minutes, 40 seconds east, 2957.56 feet to a point on an agreed upon boundary line; thence south 26 degrees, 56 minutes, 23 seconds east, and on said agreed upon boundary line, 1196.15 feet; thence north 87 degrees, 51 minutes, 49 seconds east, 1981.62 feet to a point on the thread of stream of the south channel of the Platte River; thence south 89 degrees, 37 minutes, 0 seconds east, and on said thread of stream, 624.91 feet and ending at the east line of said section 3; thence continuing on the county line between Polk and Merrick counties in section 2, township 15 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, and in sections 30 and 31, township 16 north, range 2 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, and in sections 35 and 36, township 16 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at a point on the west line of tri-lakes subdivision, said point being 56.75 feet southeast of the northwest corner of said subdivision, and assuming the west line of said subdivision to have a bearing of south 22 degrees, 58 minutes, 33 seconds east; thence north 67 degrees, 53 minutes, 40 seconds east, 2957.56 feet to a point on an agreed upon boundary line; thence south 26 degrees, 56 minutes, 23 seconds east, and on said agreed upon boundary line, 1196.15 feet; thence north 87 degrees, 51 minutes, 49 seconds east, 1981.62 feet to a point on the thread of stream of the south channel of the Platte River; thence south 89 degrees, 37 minutes, 0 seconds east, and on said thread of stream, 624.91 feet to the point of beginning, said point being on the west line of said section 2; the next 13 courses on the thread of stream of the south channel of the Platte River; thence north 76 degrees, 31 minutes, 56 seconds east, 1282.77 feet; thence north 64 degrees, 49 minutes, 59 seconds east, 1003.62 feet; thence north 66 degrees, 16 minutes, 54 seconds east, 771.67 feet; thence north 64 degrees, 24 minutes, 8 seconds east, 987.84 feet; thence north 62 degrees, 32 minutes, 13 seconds east, 765.60 feet; thence north 82 degrees, 40 minutes, 10 seconds east, 881.63 feet; thence north 66 degrees, 25 minutes, 46 seconds east, 407.59 feet; thence north 51 degrees, 51 minutes, 31 seconds east, 644.83 feet; thence north 62 degrees, 11 minutes, 14 seconds east, 438.62 feet; thence north 79 degrees, 50 minutes, 8 seconds east, 1220.74 feet; thence north 68 degrees, 59 minutes, 38 seconds east, 1125.78 feet; thence north 58 degrees, 55 minutes, 8 seconds east, 1012.63 feet; thence north 73 degrees, 48 minutes, 20 seconds east, 926.49 feet to the east line of section 36, township 16 north, range 3 west of the sixth principal meridian, Polk County, Nebraska; thence north on the dividing line between ranges two and three west to the south bank of the north channel of the Platte River; thence northeasterly along the south bank of said Platte River to the east line of range 1 west; thence south, and on the east line of range 1 west to the southeast corner of township thirteen north, range one west; thence west on the south line of township 13 north, to the point of beginning.

Source:Laws 2009, LB131, § 2.


22-173. Red Willow.

The county of Red Willow shall contain that territory described as townships one, two, three and four, north, of ranges twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine and thirty, west.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 64, p. 224; R.S.1913, § 888; C.S.1922, § 790; C.S.1929, § 25-177; R.S.1943, § 22-173.


22-174. Richardson.

The county of Richardson is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township one, north, of range thirteen, east; thence east to the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River; thence up said channel until it intersects the line dividing townships three and four, north; thence west to the northwest corner of township three, north, of range thirteen, east; and thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 44, p. 220; R.S.1913, § 889; C.S.1922, § 791; C.S.1929, § 25-178; R.S.1943, § 22-174; Laws 1998, LB 59, § 2.


22-175. Rock.

The county of Rock is bounded as follows: Commencing at the center of the channel of the Niobrara River, on the section line between sections twenty and twenty-one, township thirty-two, range twenty, west, of the sixth principal meridian; thence south on the said section line to the southwest corner of section thirty-three, township twenty-nine, range twenty, west; thence east to the northwest corner of section four, township twenty-eight, range twenty, west; thence south to the southwest corner of section thirty-three, township twenty-five, range twenty, west; thence east to the range line between ranges sixteen and seventeen; thence north on said range to the middle of the channel of the Niobrara River; thence up the center of the channel of said river to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Brown County pursuant to Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, by vote of electors Nov. 6, 1888; R.S.1913, § 890; C.S.1922, § 792; C.S.1929, § 25-179; R.S.1943, § 22-175.


22-176. Saline.

The county of Saline is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township five, north, of range one, east; thence east to the southeast corner of township five, north, of range four, east; thence north to the northeast corner of township eight, north, of range four, east; thence west to the northwest corner of township eight, north, of range one, east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 45, p. 221; R.S.1913, § 891; C.S.1922, § 793; C.S.1929, § 25-180; R.S.1943, § 22-176.


22-177. Sarpy.

The county of Sarpy is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point in the main channel of the Platte River, on the north line of section seventeen, township fourteen, north, range ten, east, the said point being now the northwest corner of said Sarpy County; thence due east to the eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska as established by the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Compact of 1943; thence south along said eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska to a point due east of the main channel of the Platte River, where the same flows into the Missouri River; and thence up the middle of the said channel of the Platte River to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 46, p. 221; R.S.1913, § 892; C.S.1922, § 794; C.S.1929, § 25-181; R.S.1943, § 22-177; Laws 1951, c. 43, § 1, p. 154; Laws 1955, c. 65, § 6, p. 213.


Annotations

22-178. Saunders.

The county of Saunders is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township thirteen, north, of range five, east; thence east to the southeast corner of township thirteen, north, of range eight, east; thence south two miles; thence east six miles; thence north two miles; thence east to the center of the main channel of the Platte River; thence up the center of said main channel until it intersects the north line of township sixteen, north, of range eight, east, which is the northwest corner of Douglas County; thence west along said north boundary of township sixteen, north, to its intersection with the right bank of the Platte River; thence up said right bank until it intersects the line dividing ranges four and five, east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 47, p. 221; R.S.1913, § 893; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 9, p. 827; C.S.1922, § 795; C.S.1929, § 25-182; R.S.1943, § 22-178.


Annotations

22-179. Scotts Bluff.

The county of Scotts Bluff is bounded as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of section five, in township twenty-three, north, of range fifty-two, west, of the sixth principal meridian; thence west by township lines to a point where the said line intersects the west boundary line of the State of Nebraska; thence south along the west boundary line of the State of Nebraska to a point on the section line between sections eighteen and nineteen, in township twenty, north, of range fifty-eight, west; thence due east on said section line to the southeast corner of section thirteen, in township twenty, north, of range fifty-three, west; thence north on the range line between ranges fifty-two and fifty-three, west to the northeast corner of section one, in township twenty, north, of range fifty-three, west; thence east to the southeast corner of section thirty-two, in township twenty-one, north, of range fifty-two, west; and thence due north to the place of beginning.

Source:Formed from Cheyenne County pursuant to Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355, by vote of electors Nov. 6, 1888; R.S.1913, § 894; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 10, p. 827; C.S.1922, § 796; C.S.1929, § 25-183; R.S.1943, § 22-179.


22-180. Seward.

The county of Seward is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township nine, north, of range one, east; thence east to the southeast corner of township nine, north, of range four, east; thence north to the northeast corner of township twelve, north, of range four, east; thence west to the northwest corner of township twelve, north, of range one, east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 48, p. 221; R.S.1913, § 895; C.S.1922, § 797; C.S.1929, § 25-184; R.S.1943, § 22-180.


22-181. Sheridan.

The county of Sheridan is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-four, north, of range forty-one, west, of the sixth principal meridian; thence west to the southwest corner of township twenty-four, north, of range forty-six; thence north on the range line between ranges forty-six and forty-seven to the northern boundary line of the State of Nebraska; thence east along said boundary line to the range line between ranges forty and forty-one; thence south on said range line to the point of beginning.

Source:Laws 1885, c. 34, § 1, p. 208; R.S.1913, § 896; C.S.1922, § 798; C.S.1929, § 25-185; R.S.1943, § 22-181.


22-182. Sherman.

The county of Sherman is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township thirteen, north, of range sixteen, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township thirteen, north, of range thirteen, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township sixteen, north, of range thirteen, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township sixteen, north, of range sixteen, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 49, p. 221; R.S.1913, § 897; C.S.1922, § 799; C.S.1929, § 25-186; R.S.1943, § 22-182.


22-183. Sioux.

The county of Sioux is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-four, north, of range fifty-three, west, of the sixth principal meridian; thence west to the western boundary line of the State of Nebraska; thence north along the said boundary line to the northwest corner of the State of Nebraska; thence east on the northern boundary line of the State of Nebraska to the range line between ranges fifty-two and fifty-three; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1885, c. 35, § 1, p. 209; R.S.1913, § 898; C.S.1922, § 800; C.S.1929, § 25-187; R.S.1943, § 22-183.


22-184. Stanton.

The county of Stanton is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township twenty-one, north, of range one, east; thence east to the southeast corner of township twenty-one, north, of range three, east; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty-four, north, of range three, east; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-four, north, of range one, east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 50, p. 221; R.S.1913, § 899; C.S.1922, § 801; C.S.1929, § 25-188; R.S.1943, § 22-184.


22-185. Thayer.

The county of Thayer is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township one, north, of range four, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township one, north, of range one, west; thence north along the sixth principal meridian to the first standard parallel; thence west to the northwest corner of township four, north, of range four, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 51, p. 222; R.S.1913, § 900; C.S.1922, § 802; C.S.1929, § 25-189; R.S.1943, § 22-185.


22-186. Thomas.

The county of Thomas is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-one, north, of range twenty-six, west, of the sixth principal meridian, running thence north along the west line of Blaine County to the northeast corner of township twenty-four, north, of range twenty-six, west; thence west along the south line of Cherry County to the northwest corner of township twenty-four, north, of range thirty, west; thence south along said range line, to the southwest corner of township twenty-one, north, of range thirty, west; thence east along the north line of Logan County to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1887, c. 24, § 1, p. 347; R.S.1913, § 901; C.S.1922, § 803; C.S.1929, § 25-190; R.S.1943, § 22-186.


22-187. Thurston.

The county of Thurston is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point where the west boundary of the Omaha Indian reservation intersects the south line of section thirty-four, township twenty-five, north, range five, east of the sixth principal meridian; thence east to the northeast corner of township twenty-four, north, range seven, east; thence south to the south line of the Omaha Indian reservation as originally surveyed; thence east along said line to the line between sections thirty-two and thirty-three, township twenty-four, north, range ten, east; thence north to the northwest corner of section twenty-one, township twenty-four, north, range ten, east; thence east to the eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska as established by the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Compact of 1943; thence in a northwesterly direction along said boundary line to its intersection with the north line of the Winnebago Indian reservation, in township twenty-seven, north, range ten, east; thence west along the north line of said reservation to an intersection with the line between sections thirty-three and thirty-four, township twenty-seven, north, range six, east; thence south to the southwest corner of section thirty-four, township twenty-seven, north, range six, east; thence west to the west boundary of said Winnebago Indian reservation; and thence south along the west line of the Winnebago and Omaha Indian reservations to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1889, c. 3, § 1, p. 71; R.S.1913, § 902; Laws 1921, c. 231, § 11, p. 828; C.S.1922, § 804; C.S.1929, § 25-191; R.S.1943, § 22-187; Laws 1955, c. 65, § 7, p. 214.


22-188. Valley.

The county of Valley is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township seventeen, north, of range sixteen, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township seventeen, north, of range thirteen, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty, north, of range thirteen, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty, north, of range sixteen, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 52, p. 222; R.S.1913, § 903; C.S.1922, § 805; C.S.1929, § 25-192; R.S.1943, § 22-188.


22-189. Washington.

The county of Washington is bounded as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of section thirty, township twenty, north, range nine, east; thence east on a line parallel with the dividing line between townships nineteen and twenty, and two miles north of the same, to the eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska as established by the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Compact of 1943; thence south along the eastern boundary line of the State of Nebraska to a point where the dividing line between townships sixteen and seventeen intersects the same; thence west to the southeast corner of section thirty-one, township seventeen, north, range ten, east; thence north on section lines three miles, to the northeast corner of section nineteen, township seventeen, north, range ten, east; thence west on section lines two miles to the southwest corner of section thirteen, township seventeen, range nine, east; thence north on section lines one mile, to northwest corner of section thirteen, last aforesaid; thence west on section line one mile to southwest corner of section eleven, township seventeen, north, range nine, east; thence north on section line one mile, to the northwest corner of said section eleven, last aforesaid; thence west on section lines one mile, to the southwest corner of section three, township seventeen, north, range nine, east; thence north on section lines one mile, to the northwest corner of said section three; thence west on section line one mile, to the northwest corner of section four, township seventeen, north, range nine, east; thence north on section line one mile, to the northeast corner of section thirty-two, township eighteen, north, range nine, east; thence west one-half mile on section line, to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of section thirty-two, township eighteen, north, range nine, east; thence north on the half section line two miles, to the southeast corner of the southwest quarter of section seventeen, township eighteen, north, range nine, east; thence west on section line one-half mile, to the southwest corner of section seventeen, township eighteen, north, range nine, east; and thence north to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 53, p. 222; Laws 1887, c. 25, § 1, p. 348; R.S. 1913, § 904; C.S.1922, § 806; C.S.1929, § 25-193; R.S.1943, § 22-189; Laws 1955, c. 65, § 8, p. 215.


Annotations

22-190. Wayne.

The county of Wayne is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township twenty-five, north, of range one, east; thence east to the southeast corner of section thirty-four, township twenty-five, north, of range five, east; thence north to the northeast corner of section three, township twenty-six, north, of range five, east; thence west to the northeast corner of township twenty-six, north, of range three, east; thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty-seven, north, of range three, east; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-seven, north, of range one, east; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 54, p. 222; Laws 1889, c. 2, § 1, p. 70; R.S.1913, § 905; C.S.1922, § 807; C.S.1929, § 25-194; R.S.1943, § 22-190.


Annotations

22-191. Webster.

The county of Webster is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township one, north, of range twelve, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township one, north, of range nine, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township four, north, of range nine, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township four, north, of range twelve, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 55, p. 222; R.S.1913, § 906; C.S.1922, § 808; C.S.1929, § 25-195; R.S.1943, § 22-191.


22-192. Wheeler.

The county of Wheeler is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of township twenty-one, north, of range nine, west of the sixth principal meridian; running thence north to the northeast corner of township twenty-four, north, of range nine, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twenty-four, north, of range twelve, west; thence south to the southwest corner of township twenty-one, north, of range twelve, west; thence east to the place of beginning.

Source:Laws 1877, § 2, p. 211; R.S.1913, § 907; C.S.1922, § 809; C.S.1929, § 25-196; R.S.1943, § 22-192.


22-193. York.

The county of York is bounded as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of township nine, north, of range four, west; thence east to the southeast corner of township nine, north, of range one, west; thence north to the northeast corner of township twelve, north, of range one, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township twelve, north, of range four, west; thence south to the place of beginning.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 56, p. 223; R.S.1913, § 908; C.S.1922, § 810; C.S.1929, § 25-197; R.S.1943, § 22-193.


22-194. Boundary streams; change in channel; old channel governs.

Where any county is bounded by the middle of the channel of any stream or watercourse, and by reason of any change of such channel any island or tract of land shall be thrown to the other side of such bounding channel, after the original organization and establishment of the boundaries of any county, the old channel of the stream or watercourse shall, for all county and state purposes, be deemed the channel thereof.

Source:Laws 1879, § 3, p. 353; R.S.1913, § 910; C.S.1922, § 812; C.S.1929, § 25-199; R.S.1943, § 22-194.


22-195. County map; how made; where deposited.

A copy of the field notes of the original survey of each county by the United States shall be procured, and a map of the county shall be constructed in accordance therewith on a scale of not less than one inch to a mile, and laid off in townships and sections. Such map and field notes shall be deposited in the office of the county clerk, and be by him preserved. Whenever the boundaries of any county are changed, the necessary alteration in such map may be made, or a new map of the county may be made if the county board so directs.

Source:Laws 1879, § 42, p. 367; R.S.1913, § 911; C.S.1922, § 813; C.S.1929, § 25-1,100; R.S.1943, § 22-195.


Annotations

22-196. Counties; boundary changes; how effected.

Whenever the county boards of adjoining counties shall desire to submit a proposal for change of the boundaries between such counties, the boards may by resolution entered on their records provide a joint survey and maps of the existing and proposed boundaries. At the next general election thereafter each of said county boards shall submit the question of the proposed change in boundaries to the qualified voters at such election.

Source:Laws 1921, c. 231, § 12, p. 828; C.S.1922, § 814; C.S.1929, § 25-1,101; R.S.1943, § 22-196.


22-197. Counties; boundary changes; election; notice.

Notices of such election shall contain a map of the existing and the proposed boundary with statement of the territory to be transferred and the reasons for such proposed change and shall be posted with the other notices of the general election.

Source:Laws 1921, c. 231, § 13, p. 829; C.S.1922, § 815; C.S.1929, § 25-1,102; R.S.1943, § 22-197.


Cross References

22-198. Counties; boundary changes; ballot; form; effect.

The ballots used at such election in each county affected shall contain the following form:

For proposed change of county boundaries ...............

Against proposed change of county boundaries ...........

If the majority of those voting upon the question in each county affected thereby shall be in favor of said proposed change then said proposed boundaries shall be the legal boundaries of said counties on and after the first day of January following such election; Provided, all assessments and collections of taxes and judicial or other proceedings commenced prior to said first day of January shall be continued, prosecuted, and completed in the same manner as if no change in boundary had been made.

Source:Laws 1921, c. 231, § 14, p. 829; C.S.1922, § 816; C.S.1929, § 25-1,103; R.S.1943, § 22-198.


22-201. New county; formation; petition; election.

Whenever it is desired to form a new county or counties out of one of the then existing counties, a petition praying for the formation of such new county or counties, stating and describing the territory proposed to be taken for such new county or counties, together with the name of such proposed new county or counties, signed by a majority of the legal voters residing in the territory to be taken from such county, shall be presented to the county board of such county to be affected by such division. If it appears that such new county or counties can be constitutionally formed, and each shall contain not less than four hundred and fifty square miles, it shall be the duty of such county board to make an order providing for the submission of the question of the erection of such new county or counties to a vote of the people of the county to be affected, at the next succeeding general election. The notice shall be given, the votes canvassed, and the returns made up as in the case of election of county officers. The form of the ballot to be used in the determination of such question shall be as follows: For new county, and Against new county.

Source:Laws 1879, § 10, p. 355; Laws 1895, c. 26, § 1, p. 127; R.S.1913, § 912; C.S.1922, § 818; C.S.1929, § 25-201; R.S.1943, § 22-201.


Cross References

Annotations

22-202. New county; formation; officers; election.

If it shall appear that a majority of all the votes cast at any such election in the county interested is in favor of the formation of such new county or counties, the county clerk of the county shall certify the same to the Secretary of State, stating in such certificate the name, territorial contents, and boundaries of such new county or counties. Whereupon the Secretary of State shall notify the Governor of the result of such election, whose duty it shall be to order an election of county officers for such new county or counties, at such time as he shall designate, and he may, when necessary, fix the place of holding election, notice of which shall be given in such manner as the Governor shall direct. At such election the qualified voters of the new county or counties shall elect all county officers for the county or counties, except as hereinafter provided, who shall be commissioned and qualified in the same manner as such officers are in other counties in this state. Such officers shall continue in office until the next general election for such officers, and until their successors are elected and qualified, and they shall have all the jurisdiction and perform all the duties which are or may be conferred upon such officers in other counties in this state.

Source:Laws 1879, § 11, p. 356; Laws 1889, c. 5, § 2, p. 74; Laws 1897, c. 21, § 1, p. 186; R.S.1913, § 913; C.S.1922, § 819; C.S.1929, § 25-202; R.S.1943, § 22-202.


Annotations

22-203. County seat; location; designation on ballot.

At such election, provided for by section 22-202, the voters of the county shall determine the permanent location of the county seat. For this purpose each voter may designate on his ballot the place of his choice for the county seat, and when the votes are canvassed, the place having a majority of all the votes polled shall be the county seat, and public notice of the location shall be given by the county board within thirty days, by posting up notices in three several places in each precinct in the county, and a copy of such notice shall be recorded by the county clerk in the book of miscellaneous records.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 81, p. 229; R.S.1913, § 914; C.S.1922, § 820; C.S.1929, § 25-203; R.S.1943, § 22-203.


22-204. County seat; location; special election.

If no one place has a majority of all the votes polled, as provided by section 22-203, it shall be the duty of the county board within one month after the officers elected at the first election have qualified according to law, to order a special election and give ten days' notice thereof by posting up three notices in each precinct in said county, at which election votes shall be taken by ballot between the three highest places voted for at the first election. If no choice is made at such election, notice of another election shall be given as above provided for, to decide between the two places having the highest number of votes in the last election; and the place having the highest number of votes shall be the county seat.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 83, p. 229; R.S.1913, § 915; C.S.1922, § 821; C.S.1929, § 25-204; R.S.1943, § 22-204.


22-205. Elections; laws governing.

The votes for the county officers and for the location of the county seat of said new county cast at the first election, provided for in sections 22-202 and 22-203, shall be canvassed and returns made by the county clerk or county clerks of the county or counties from which the new county was formed, as provided by law in other cases.

Source:Laws 1879, § 13, p. 357; R.S.1913, § 916; C.S.1922, § 822; C.S.1929, § 25-205; R.S.1943, § 22-205.


Cross References

22-206. Township or precinct officers; continuance in office.

All the township or precinct officers who were previously elected and qualified in the county or counties from which such new county has been formed, whose term of office shall not have expired at the time of the election, and whose residence shall be embraced within the limits of the new county, shall continue in office until their terms of office shall expire, and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

Source:Laws 1879, § 12, p. 357; R.S.1913, § 917; C.S.1922, § 823; C.S.1929, § 25-206; R.S.1943, § 22-206; Laws 1972, LB 1032, § 110.


22-207. County seat; location; void election; resubmission.

In any county where an election has been held to determine the permanent location of the county seat of such county, and the election shall be declared void by any court of competent jurisdiction in an action instituted for that purpose, the county board of said county shall submit the question of locating the county seat to the qualified voters of the county at the next general election to be held sixty days after the entering of such judgment, as if no election had ever been held in such county.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 82, p. 229; Laws 1883, c. 24, § 1, p. 185; R.S.1913, § 918; C.S.1922, § 824; C.S.1929, § 25-207.


22-208. County seat; location upon public land; site; acquisition.

Whenever any county seat shall be located upon any public lands of the United States, it shall be the duty of the county board to enter or purchase a quarter section of land at the place so designated, at the expense of and for the use of the county, within three months thereafter, if the land be subject to private entry; if not, the board shall claim the same as a preemption under the laws of the United States, for the use of the county.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 85, p. 230; R.S.1913, § 919; C.S.1922, § 825; C.S.1929, § 25-208; R.S.1943, § 22-208.


22-209. County seat; site; surveying; platting.

Such lands shall be surveyed into lots, squares, streets and alleys, and platted and recorded in the county clerk's office; and lots necessary for public buildings shall be reserved by the board for that purpose.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 86, p. 230; R.S.1913, § 920; C.S.1922, § 826; C.S.1929, § 25-209; R.S.1943, § 22-209.


22-210. County seat; site; lots; sale.

The remainder of the lots shall be offered at public sale by the sheriff of the county to the highest bidder at such time as the county board may designate. Notice of such sale shall be posted up in three public places of the county. The terms of sale shall be determined by the county board and they may dispose of lots at private sale upon such terms as they may deem best.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 87, p. 230; R.S.1913, § 921; C.S.1922, § 827; C.S.1929, § 25-210; R.S.1943, § 22-210; Laws 1996, LB 299, § 15.


22-211. County seat; site; lots; certificate of purchase.

Purchasers of the aforesaid lots shall receive a certificate of purchase from the sheriff, entitling the holder to a deed for the same, when payment in full shall be made according to law. If the purchaser of any lot fails to pay for the same within the time required by the county board, not to exceed one year in any case, the right of the purchaser to such lot shall be forfeited, and the same shall be again sold by the county board as hereinbefore provided.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 88, p. 230; R.S.1913, § 922; C.S.1922, § 828; C.S.1929, § 25-211; R.S.1943, § 22-211.


22-212. County seat; lots; sale; fund; how used.

The proceeds of the sale of such lots, after deducting all necessary expenses, shall be paid into the county treasury and constitute a fund for the erection of public buildings for the use of the county at the county seat, and shall be used for no other purpose whatever.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 12, § 89, p. 230; R.S.1913, § 923; C.S.1922, § 829; C.S.1929, § 25-212; R.S.1943, § 22-212.


22-213. Oath of office; counties, when deemed organized; judicial district, how determined.

The oath of office may be administered to the several county officers of such new county by any person authorized by law to administer oaths. As soon as the county officers are duly qualified, the county shall be regarded as legally organized, and for judicial purposes shall be deemed and taken as belonging to the district in which the new county, or the greater part thereof, is embraced, and terms of the district court shall be held at such place in the new county as the county board thereof shall designate, until the county seat thereof shall be permanently located.

Source:Laws 1879, § 14, p. 357; R.S.1913, § 924; C.S.1922, § 830; C.S.1929, § 25-213; R.S.1943, § 22-213.


22-214. Judicial proceedings; transfer; judgments and liens, effect.

The courts of any county or counties from which such new county is erected may, by proper order, transfer any suit or other legal proceeding affecting real estate in such new county to the proper court of such new county, or may transfer any suit and all papers and records pertaining thereto to such new county, when all parties thereto are residents of such new county; but all judgments and other liens in the county or counties from which such new county was erected shall have the same effect as if no new county had been erected.

Source:Laws 1879, § 15, p. 357; R.S.1913, § 925; C.S.1922, § 831; C.S.1929, § 25-214; R.S.1943, § 22-214.


22-215. County assets and liabilities, how divided.

All the property, both real and personal, and all debts and liabilities and choses in action of every kind belonging to the county or counties from which such new county was formed shall be divided by the several county boards of the counties interested between the county or counties from which such new county is formed and the new county in proportion to the taxable value of property for the last preceding year which has been taken from such original county or counties and carried to such new county. If such boards cannot agree upon such division, they may refer the matters of difference to arbitrators or the right to such property may be settled by a suit in the district court brought by either party for that purpose. In case the property cannot be divided or removed, the county receiving the same shall pay to the other a proportionate value for the same.

Source:Laws 1879, § 16, p. 358; R.S.1913, § 926; C.S.1922, § 832; C.S.1929, § 25-215; R.S.1943, § 22-215; Laws 1979, LB 187, § 90; Laws 1992, LB 719A, § 91.


Annotations

22-216. New county; records; how made up.

The county clerk of the new county shall transcribe in books prepared for that purpose, from the records of the county or counties from which the new county is formed, all deeds, mortgages, leases, and title papers of every description, with the certificate of acknowledgment thereto, and the date of filing the same for record, of lands lying in the new county, which were previously recorded in the county or counties from which the new county was formed; and the clerk shall be allowed by such new county such compensation as his services are reasonably worth. The clerk of such new county shall also prepare a numerical index of the lands and lots in such new county in the same manner as county clerks are by law directed to prepare and keep such index.

Source:Laws 1879, § 17, p. 358; R.S.1913, § 927; C.S.1922, § 833; C.S.1929, § 25-216; R.S.1943, § 22-216.


Cross References

Annotations

22-217. New county; records; duty of clerk; evidentiary effect.

The clerk shall note at the end of each paper he shall transcribe the book and page from which the same was transcribed, and shall make a correct double index of the records; and on the completion of his duties he shall return the books to the county clerk of the county or counties from which the new county was formed, with his certificate attached thereto, showing that he has complied with the law; whereupon they shall be taken and considered to all intents and purposes as books of records of deeds, mortgages, and title papers for the new county. Copies of the record, certified by the officer having the custody of the same, shall be evidence in all courts and places, in the same manner that copies of records are evidence in other cases, and with like effect.

Source:Laws 1879, § 18, p. 359; R.S.1913, § 928; C.S.1922, § 834; C.S.1929, § 25-217; R.S.1943, § 22-217.


22-218. Territory; transfer to another county; petition.

When a majority of the legal voters, residing upon any territory, shall petition the county board of their own county, and also of the county to which they desire such territory to be transferred, for leave to have such territory transferred to such county, it shall be the duty of the several county boards so petitioned to submit the question at the next general election in the counties; Provided, no such petition shall be granted until after the expiration of three years from last submission of the question.

Source:Laws 1879, § 4, p. 354; Laws 1885, c. 36, § 1, p. 210; Laws 1889, c. 5, § 1, p. 74; R.S.1913, § 929; C.S.1922, § 835; C.S.1929, § 25-218; R.S.1943, § 22-218.


Annotations

22-219. Territory; transfer to another county; election; notice.

Notices of such election shall contain a description of the territory proposed to be transferred, the names of the counties from and to which such transfer is intended to be made, and shall be posted with the other notices for general elections.

Source:Laws 1879, § 5, p. 354; R.S.1913, § 930; C.S.1922, § 836; C.S.1929, § 25-219; R.S.1943, § 22-219.


22-220. Territory; transfer to another county; election; ballot; conditions.

The ballots used in the elections may be in the following form: For transferring territory, and Against transferring territory. If a majority of the voters voting upon the question in the county from which the territory is proposed to be taken, and a majority of the voters of the county to which the same is proposed to be transferred, shall be For transferring territory, then the territory shall be transferred to and become a part of the county to which it is proposed to transfer the same, on and after the first day of January succeeding such election, and shall be subject to all the laws, rules, and regulations thereof; Provided, all assessments and collections of taxes, and judicial or other proceedings commenced prior to the first day of January, shall be continued, prosecuted and completed in the same manner as if no transfer had been made; and all township or precinct officers within the transferred territory shall continue to hold their respective offices within the county to which they may be transferred, until their respective terms of office expire.

Source:Laws 1879, § 6, p. 354; R.S.1913, § 931; C.S.1922, § 837; C.S.1929, § 25-220; R.S.1943, § 22-220.


22-221. Territory; transfer to another county; debts; adjustment.

No transferred territory under the provisions of sections 22-218 to 22-220 shall be released from the payment of its proportion of the debts of the county from which such territory is transferred. Such proportionate indebtedness from such transferred territory shall be collected by the county to which such territory is transferred, at an equal or greater rate than is levied and collected in the county from which such territory was transferred, such rate to be ascertained by the certificate of the county clerk of the last-named county, and when so collected, to be paid over to the county entitled thereto. The territory so transferred shall not be taxed for the payment of any indebtedness of the county to which the territory is transferred, incurred previous to the transfer.

Source:Laws 1879, § 8, p. 355; R.S.1913, § 932; C.S.1922, § 838; C.S.1929, § 25-221; R.S.1943, § 22-221.


22-301. Petition.

Whenever the inhabitants of any county are desirous of changing their county seat and upon the petition therefor being presented to the county board, which petition shall name some one city, town, village or place to which it is desired to remove the county seat, signed by the resident electors of the county equal in number to three-fifths of all votes cast in the county at the last general election held therein, and containing in addition to the names of the petitioners the section, township and range on which, or the town or city in which the petitioners reside, with their age and time of residence in the county, it shall be the duty of such board to forthwith call a special election in the county for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors thereof the question of the removal of the county seat to the one city, town, village or place named in the petition.

Source:Laws 1875, § 1, p. 159; R.S.1913, § 939; Laws 1917, c. 169, § 1, p. 380; C.S.1922, § 845; C.S.1929, § 25-301; R.S.1943, § 22-301.


22-302. Election.

Notice of the time and place of holding the election shall be given in the same manner, and the election shall be conducted in all respects the same as is provided by the law relating to general elections for county purposes. There shall be printed on the ballots the name of the city, town, village or place which is the present county seat, and the name of the one city, town, village or place to which it is proposed to move the county seat. The electors shall vote for one of the two places named on the ballot, and if the one place to which it is proposed to move the county seat shall receive three-fifths of all the votes cast at the election, such city, town, village or place shall become and remain the county seat of the county from and after the first day of the third month next succeeding such election. The question of relocation and division of any county within the state shall not be again submitted to the electors for the period of ten years from and after the date of any such election.

Source:Laws 1917, c. 169, § 2, p. 380; C.S.1922, § 846; C.S.1929, § 25-302; R.S.1943, § 22-302.


22-303. Offices and records; transfer; violations; penalty.

When any such county seat shall have been relocated it shall be the duty of all county officers to forthwith remove their respective offices and all county records and property in their charge to the place where said county seat shall have been relocated. Any county officer who shall refuse to comply with any of the provisions of sections 22-301 to 22-303 shall be guilty of a Class II misdemeanor, and a conviction of any such officer of such misdemeanor shall work a vacancy in his office.

Source:Laws 1917, c. 169, § 3, p. 381; C.S.1922, § 847; C.S.1929, § 25-303; R.S.1943, § 22-303; Laws 1977, LB 40, § 82.


22-401. Counties; consolidation, when authorized.

Any two or more adjoining counties in the state may (1) consolidate if the number of counties is reduced, (2) consolidate one or more county or township offices, or (3) provide for the joint performance of any common function or service, by complying with the requirements and procedure specified in sections 22-402 to 22-407. If two or more counties are consolidating, any county or part of a county may be added to an adjoining county or counties.

Source:Laws 1933, c. 34, § 1, p. 217; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 25-401; R.S.1943, § 22-401; Laws 1951, c. 44, § 1, p. 155; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 9.


Cross References

22-402. Consolidation agreement; contents; advisory committee.

(1) The county boards of any two or more adjoining counties may enter into a consolidation agreement for the consolidation of such counties or for the consolidation of one or more county or township offices except the office of county commissioner or county supervisor. The county boards of any two or more adjoining counties may enter into a consolidation agreement for the joint performance of any common function or service. A consolidation agreement shall not be considered an interlocal cooperation agreement pursuant to the Interlocal Cooperation Act.

(2) The consolidation agreement shall include (a) the names of the several counties which propose to consolidate, (b) the name or names under which the counties would consolidate which shall distinguish it from the name of any other county in Nebraska other than the consolidating counties, (c) the manner of financing and allocating all costs associated with the agreement, (d) the property, real and personal, belonging to each county and the fair value thereof in current money of the United States, (e) the indebtedness, bonded and otherwise, of each county and the repayment of the indebtedness after consolidation, (f) the proposed name and location of the county seat of the consolidated county, (g) if the counties have different forms of county organization and government, the proposed form of county organization and government of the consolidated county or counties, and (h) any other terms of the agreement.

(3) If the consolidation agreement provides for the joint performance of any common function or service or the consolidation of one or more county or township offices, the agreement shall also include (a) a description of the function or service which will be performed jointly or the office which will be consolidated, (b) the duration of the agreement, (c) the method for establishing and allocating salaries of holders of consolidated offices, (d) the method for adopting budgets and appropriating money for the joint function, service, or office, (e) the allocation of assets and liabilities pursuant to the agreement, (f) the procedure for amendment of the agreement, (g) the method of withdrawing from the agreement in accordance with section 22-416 and the distribution of assets upon withdrawal, and (h) the method of dissolving the agreement and the distribution of assets or liabilities upon dissolution.

(4) Each county board may appoint an advisory committee composed of three persons to assist the board in the preparation of such agreement.

Source:Laws 1933, c. 34, § 2, p. 217; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 25-402; R.S.1943, § 22-402; Laws 1951, c. 44, § 2, p. 155; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 11; Laws 1997, LB 269, § 22.


Cross References

22-402.01. Consolidation agreement; hearing; notice.

The county board of each county proposing to enter into a consolidation agreement shall hold a public hearing on the agreement and shall give notice of the hearing by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county once each week for three consecutive weeks prior to the hearing. Final publication shall be within seven calendar days prior to the hearing. The notice shall describe the contents of the agreement and specify that a copy of the agreement may be obtained at no charge at the county clerk's office.

Source:Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 12.


22-402.02. Consolidation agreement; adoption; vote required.

The county board of each county proposing to enter into a consolidation agreement shall adopt the consolidation agreement by a majority vote of the board on the joint or concurrent resolution.

Source:Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 13.


22-402.03. Consolidation of counties or county or township offices; vote required.

If the consolidation agreement provides for the consolidation of counties or for the consolidation of one or more county or township offices, the county board of each county shall submit the consolidation agreement for approval by the registered voters at the next general election or a special election pursuant to sections 22-404 and 22-405.

Source:Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 14; Laws 1997, LB 269, § 23.


22-402.04. Joint performance of common function or service; vote required; when effective.

(1) If the consolidation agreement provides for the joint performance of any common function or service, the county board of each county may submit the consolidation agreement for approval by the registered voters at the next general election or a special election pursuant to sections 22-404 and 22-405.

(2) If a consolidation agreement is adopted by resolution for the joint performance of any common function or service, the agreement becomes effective on the date specified in the agreement.

Source:Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 15; Laws 1997, LB 269, § 24.


22-403. Consolidation; petition; percentage required; duty of board of county commissioners or supervisors; failure to exercise duty, effect.

(1) If the county board has not taken the initiative to enter into a consolidation agreement under section 22-402, the registered voters of the county may require the board to proceed by filing with the county clerk a petition, signed by registered voters of the county equal in number to ten percent of the total vote cast for Governor at the last general election, directing the board to develop a consolidation agreement pursuant to section 22-402 with the county or counties named in the petition.

(2) The county board shall attempt to develop an agreement under section 22-402 with the county or counties named in the petition within six months after the filing date of the petition. Failure by the county board to make a good faith effort to develop an agreement pursuant to the petition constitutes willful neglect of duty for which the members of the board may be removed from office pursuant to sections 23-2001 to 23-2009. If after good faith attempts to develop an agreement the county board is unable to perfect an agreement within six months after the filing date of the petition, the petition is no longer valid.

Source:Laws 1933, c. 34, § 3, p. 218; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 25-403; R.S.1943, § 22-403; Laws 1965, c. 92, § 1, p. 398; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 16.


22-404. Consolidation agreement; publication; availability.

When a consolidation agreement is submitted to the voters for approval, the county board of each county entering into a consolidation agreement shall cause a description of the proposed consolidation agreement to be published in its county prior to the election at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the county. Final publication in each county shall be within seven calendar days prior to the election pursuant to section 22-405. Each board shall make a copy of the agreement available for inspection at the county clerk's office. A person may obtain a copy of the agreement at no charge upon request at the county clerk's office.

Source:Laws 1933, c. 34, § 4, p. 218; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 25-404; R.S.1943, § 22-404; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 17.


22-405. Consolidation; election; laws applicable; ballot; form; majority required; when effective; effect on election to remove county seat.

(1) When the publication of the consolidation agreement in each of the counties is completed, each county board shall submit the question of whether to consolidate as proposed in the consolidation agreement to the registered voters at the next general election or at a special election held on the same day in each of the counties which are parties to the agreement.

(2) For the consolidation of counties, the question shall be submitted to the voters in substantially the following form:

"Shall (name of county in which ballot will be voted) consolidate with (name of other county or counties) according to the consolidation agreement previously adopted in such counties? Yes No".

(3) For the consolidation of one or more county or township offices, the question shall be submitted to the voters in substantially the following form:

"Shall (name of county in which ballot will be voted) enter the consolidation agreement with (name of other county or counties) for the consolidation of the office of (name of office) according to the consolidation agreement previously adopted in such counties? Yes No".

(4) For the joint performance of any common function or service, the question shall be submitted to the voters in substantially the following form:

"Shall (name of county in which ballot will be voted) enter the consolidation agreement with (name of other county or counties) for the joint performance of (name of function or service) according to the consolidation agreement previously adopted in such counties? Yes No".

(5) The election shall be conducted in accordance with the Election Act. The election commissioner or county clerk shall certify the results to each county board involved in the agreement. If a majority of the voters of each county voting on the question submitted vote in favor of the consolidation agreement for the consolidation of counties or for the consolidation of one or more county or township offices, the consolidation agreement shall become effective on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January following the next general election in which one or more consolidated county or township officers are first elected, and the terms of the incumbents in the offices involved in the agreement shall be deemed to end on that date. If a majority of the voters of each county voting on the question submitted vote in favor of the consolidation agreement for the joint performance of any common function or service, the consolidation agreement becomes effective on the date specified in the consolidation agreement.

(6) The submission of the question of consolidation of counties shall not bar submission of the question of the removal of the county seat under sections 22-301 to 22-303, it being the intention that either proposition may be submitted without reference to submission of the other proposition.

Source:Laws 1933, c. 34, § 5, p. 218; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 25-405; R.S.1943, § 22-405; Laws 1951, c. 44, § 3, p. 156; Laws 1965, c. 92, § 2, p. 399; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 18; Laws 1997, LB 269, § 25.


22-405.01. Final approval of consolidation agreement; county boards; duties.

On or before September 10 of the year preceding the effective date of a consolidation agreement, the county boards participating in the consolidation agreement shall adopt by joint or concurrent resolution the budget for the portion of the fiscal year in which the consolidation agreement will be effective. As provided in the consolidation agreement, the county boards shall certify to each county clerk the levies or amounts required to be raised by taxation. In the year in which the general election will be held to first elect consolidated county officers, each county board shall, by joint or concurrent resolution and pursuant to the consolidation agreement, (1) fix the salaries of all elected officers, deputies of elected officers, and appointive officers prior to January 15 and (2) adopt, on or before September 10, the budget for the first complete fiscal year that the counties are consolidated and certify to each county clerk the levies or amounts required to be raised by taxation. On or before September 10 of each year for the duration of the consolidation agreement, each county board shall adopt, by joint or concurrent resolution and pursuant to the agreement, the budget for the consolidated function, service, or office and shall certify to each county clerk the levies or amounts required to be raised by taxation.

Source:Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 19; Laws 1997, LB 269, § 26.


22-405.02. Consolidated county officers; county boards; adjust election district boundaries.

On or before February 15 of the year of the general election at which consolidated county officers are to be elected, the county boards of each county involved in the consolidation agreement shall meet and adjust jointly the boundaries for the election districts for the consolidated offices.

Source:Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 20.


22-406. Consolidated counties; officers; election; terms; appointment.

(1) At the next general election held after the election at which consolidation is approved by the voters, the consolidated county officers shall be elected. Their terms shall begin on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday of January after their election, and the terms of the incumbents in the offices involved in the agreement shall be deemed to end on that date. The term of a consolidated officer shall be four years or until his or her successor is elected and qualified, except that the term of a consolidated officer elected in year 2000 or any fourth year thereafter shall be two years or until his or her successor is elected and qualified.

(2) All appointive county officers shall be appointed by the person, board, or authority upon whom the power to appoint such officers in other counties is conferred. The terms of such officers shall commence on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday of January after the first election of officers for the consolidated county or counties and shall continue, unless otherwise removed, until their successors have been appointed and qualified.

Source:Laws 1933, c. 34, § 6, p. 219; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 25-406; R.S.1943, § 22-406; Laws 1951, c. 44, § 4, p. 158; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 21.


22-407. Consolidated counties; statutory references; rights and liabilities; books and records; money; congressional and legislative districts.

(1) Upon the effective date of the consolidation agreement for the consolidation of counties, the counties involved in the consolidation agreement shall be treated under the name or names and upon the terms and conditions set forth in the consolidation agreement. Except as provided in subsections (6) through (8) of this section, statutory references to the names of the counties as they existed prior to the consolidation agreement shall be deemed to reference the name or names of the consolidated county or counties as set forth in the consolidation agreement.

(2) All rights, privileges, and franchises of each of the several counties, all real and personal property, all rights-of-way, all other interests, and all debts due on whatever account, as well as other things in action, belonging to each of such counties shall be deemed as transferred to and vested in the consolidated county or counties without further act or deed. All records, books, and documents shall be transferred to and vested in the consolidated county if only one county is formed, or if two or more counties are formed, all books, records, and documents shall be transferred pursuant to the consolidation agreement.

(3) The title to real property, either by deed or otherwise, under the laws of this state vested in any of the counties, shall not be deemed to revert or be in any way impaired by reason of this consolidation, but the rights of creditors and all liens upon the property of any of the counties shall be preserved unimpaired. All prior indebtedness of each county shall remain a charge on the taxable property within the territory of each county as it existed prior to consolidation. A special tax levy shall be assessed on the taxable property within the prior county's boundaries to retire all prior indebtedness for that area.

(4) If there are two or more consolidated counties formed, all money on hand and accounts receivable shall be divided between the consolidated counties pursuant to the consolidation agreement.

(5) Suits may be brought and maintained against such consolidated county or counties in any of the courts of this state in the same manner as against any other county. Pursuant to the consolidation agreement, any action or proceeding pending by or against any of the counties consolidated may be prosecuted to judgment and the consolidated county or counties may be substituted in its place.

(6) The boundaries for townships, school districts, and election districts for offices other than the consolidated offices shall continue as prior to consolidation unless and until changed in accordance with law.

(7) Until changed by law, the same district courts shall continue, though it may result in the consolidated county or counties being a part of two or more districts. All such courts shall, however, be held at the place designated as the county seat of the consolidated county or counties, and each such court and the judge thereof shall continue to have and exercise the same jurisdiction as the court or judge had exercised before such consolidation. If two or more judges have jurisdiction in any consolidated county or counties, they or a majority of them shall exercise the power to appoint officers and fill vacancies as is vested in judges of district courts of other counties.

(8) For the purpose of representation in Congress and in the Legislature, the existing boundaries for congressional and legislative districts shall continue until changed in accordance with law. Such consolidated county or counties shall in all respects, except as provided in sections 22-401 to 22-407, be subject to all the obligations and liabilities imposed and shall possess all the rights, powers, and privileges vested by law in other counties.

Source:Laws 1933, c. 34, § 7, p. 220; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 25-407; R.S.1943, § 22-407; Laws 1951, c. 44, § 5, p. 158; Laws 1979, LB 187, § 91; Laws 1992, LB 719A, § 92; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 22.


22-408. Repealed. Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 60.

22-409. Repealed. Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 60.

22-409.01. Repealed. Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 60.

22-410. Repealed. Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 60.

22-411. Approval of consolidation; salary determinations.

Following approval of the consolidation of county or township offices and prior to January 15 of the year in which the general election is held for consolidated offices, the county boards of each county included within such consolidation shall, by joint or concurrent action, establish the salary to be paid to the holder of the consolidated office and shall apportion such salary among the counties in the proportion that the population in each county bears to the population in all such counties or according to the consolidation agreement. In establishing salaries for a consolidated office, the county boards shall use the population of the counties involved according to the most recent federal decennial census. Minimum annual salaries are established by sections 23-1114.02 to 23-1114.07, and the combined population of the counties involved shall be used to determine the class pursuant to section 23-1114.01. The county boards shall further agree upon the actual payment of such salary by a single county and the monthly remittance to such paying county of the proportionate share of each of the other counties.

Source:Laws 1969, c. 139, § 4, p. 639; Laws 1971, LB 44, § 5; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 23.


22-412. Candidates for consolidated office; election; procedure.

Candidates for the consolidated office shall file with the county clerk or election commissioner of their county of residence. The names of such candidates shall be certified to the appropriate office of each of the other counties to be placed on the primary ballot. At the primary election following the approval of the consolidation of county or township offices, and in the year prior to the expiration of the office or offices consolidated, the two candidates receiving the greater number of votes for the position of consolidated nonpartisan office shall be nominated. If the consolidated office is under the laws of this state a partisan office, the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes for each political party shall be nominated. The election commissioner or county clerk shall certify the results of the primary election, as well as of the ensuing general election, from his or her county to the election commissioner or county clerk of the county having the largest population involved in the consolidation who shall certify the winner to each of the other counties.

Source:Laws 1969, c. 139, § 5, p. 640; Laws 1971, LB 44, § 6; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 24.


22-413. Consolidated office; officer; bond; conditions; filing.

An officer of the consolidated counties shall file the same bond required of the same office in a county having a population equivalent to the population of the consolidated counties. Such bond shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of the county designated to make actual payment of his salary and approved by the board of such county. The fact of such filing and approval shall be certified to the county clerk of each of the other consolidated counties.

Source:Laws 1969, c. 139, § 6, p. 640; Laws 1971, LB 44, § 7.


22-414. Officer of consolidated counties; duties.

An officer of consolidated counties shall have the same duties and responsibilities provided by law for the same office in a single county.

Source:Laws 1969, c. 139, § 7, p. 640.


22-415. Officer of consolidated county; legal advisor.

For the purpose of securing necessary legal advice and legal services, the officer of consolidated counties shall be entitled to call upon the county attorney in the county who would have been obligated to provide such advice and services in the particular situation if there were a county officer rather than a consolidated county officer.

Source:Laws 1969, c. 139, § 8, p. 640.


22-416. Consolidated office; withdrawal of county; procedure; effect.

The question of the withdrawal of a county from an agreement for the joint performance of common functions or services or the consolidation of county or township offices shall be placed on the ballot for submission to the voters upon the petition of registered voters equal in number, in the county desiring to so withdraw, to ten percent of the total vote cast for Governor in such county at the preceding general election. The registered voters signing such petitions shall be so distributed as to include ten percent of the registered voters of each of one-half of the voting precincts in the county. Such petitions shall be filed with the election commissioner or county clerk of the county proposed to be withdrawn from the agreement not later than four months preceding the next general election or at a special election. The election commissioner or county clerk shall examine the petitions filed in his or her office to determine whether they are in proper form and signed by a sufficient number of registered voters. Not later than thirty days after the petitions are filed in his or her office, he or she shall certify the determination to the election commissioner or county clerk of each county which is part of the agreement. If the petitions are in proper form and signed by a sufficient number of registered voters, the question of the withdrawal of the county from the agreement shall be placed on the ballot in the county proposed to be withdrawn from the agreement at the next general election or at a special election called for such purpose and held at least four months after the filing of the petitions. A majority of all votes cast in the affirmative on the question shall be necessary for the withdrawal of the county from the agreement. The election commissioner or county clerk of the county which votes to withdraw from the agreement shall certify the results of the election to the other counties in the agreement. If the agreement involved the consolidation of offices, such withdrawal shall only be effective at the expiration of a term of office of the consolidated counties.

Source:Laws 1969, c. 139, § 9, p. 640; Laws 1971, LB 44, § 8; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 25; Laws 1997, LB 269, § 27.


22-417. Consolidation of county offices; powers and duties; procedure; hearing; ballot; form; election; term.

(1) Any county may consolidate the office of clerk of the district court, county assessor, county clerk, county engineer, county surveyor, or register of deeds, except that the consolidated officeholder shall meet the qualifications of each office as required by law. The consolidated office shall have the powers and duties provided by law for each office consolidated. The county board may adopt a resolution for the consolidation of any of such offices and submit the issue of the consolidated office to the registered voters for approval at the next general election or at a special election called for such purpose. The county board shall hold a public hearing prior to adoption of a resolution for the consolidation of offices and shall give notice of the hearing by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county once each week for three consecutive weeks prior to the hearing. Final publication shall be within seven calendar days prior to the hearing. The notice shall describe the offices to be consolidated and that the holder of the offices to be consolidated shall have his or her term of office end on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January following the general election in which the holder of the consolidated office is elected.

(2) The county board shall adopt the resolution for the consolidation of offices by majority vote of the board and shall submit the issue of consolidation to the registered voters for approval at the next general election or at a special election called for such purpose. For each consolidated office submitted for approval, the question shall be submitted to the voters in substantially the following form:

"Shall (name of each office proposed to be consolidated) be consolidated into one consolidated office according to the resolution adopted by the county board of (name of county) on (date of adoption of the resolution by the county board)? Yes No".

(3) If the majority of the registered voters in the county voting on the question vote in favor of consolidation, the consolidated office shall be filled at the next general election, and the terms of the incumbents shall end on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January following the general election in which the holder of the consolidated office is elected.

(4) The term of a consolidated officer shall be four years or until his or her successor is elected and qualified, except that the term of a consolidated officer elected in the year 2000 or any fourth year thereafter shall be two years or until his or her successor is elected and qualified.

(5) Any election under this section shall be in accordance with the Election Act.

Source:Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 26; Laws 1997, LB 269, § 28.


Cross References

22-418. Consolidation of counties, offices, or services; county board; duty.

Each county board shall, by January 1, 1998, examine the question of whether property taxes might be reduced through consolidation of counties, offices, or services with another county. The examination shall include a public hearing and a fiscal estimate of property tax savings, if any, anticipated by a consolidation.

Source:Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 10.