Knox County, Nebraska

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Knox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 9,374. Its county seat is Center.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Knox County is represented by the prefix 12 (it had the twelfth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,140 square miles (2,952 km²), of which, 1,108 square miles (2,870 km²) of it is land and 32 square miles (82 km²) of it (2.77%) is water.[2]

Adjacent counties

National protected area


The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through the area on 4 September 1804.[citation needed]

The US Treaty with the Ponca tribe was signed at White Paint Creek on 9 June 1825.[citation needed]

Knox County was formed in 1854. It was named after Major General Henry Knox.[3]

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