Platte County, Nebraska

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Platte County
Platte County Courthouse
Platte County Courthouse
Interactive map of Platte County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
EstablishedJanuary 26, 1856
Named forPlatte River
County seatColumbus
Largest cityColumbus
 • Total685 sq mi (1,770 km2)
 • Land674 sq mi (1,750 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (30 km2)  1.5%
Highest elevation
1,657 ft (505 m)
Lowest elevation
1,112 ft (339 m)
 • Density50.9/sq mi (19.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code402/531
FIPS code31141
GNIS feature ID835892

Platte County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2020 census, 34,296 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Columbus. It was created in 1855.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Platte County, Nebraska". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2024.
  2. "Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey Reconnaissance Survey Final Report of Platte County, Nebraska" (PDF). Nebraska State Historical Society. July 1996. Archived from the original on November 16, 2006. Retrieved December 19, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Archived from the original on 2003-05-10. Retrieved December 19, 2014.