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Hichcock County is located in Southwest Nebraska, in the beautiful Republican and Frenchman River Valleys. The county was organized in the year 1873, by a proclamation of Nebraska Governor Furnas. The county was named for Phineas W. Hitchcock, an early day lawyer, Surveyor-General and United States Senator.

Hitchcock County Courthouse

Located on 229 East D Street, Trenton, Nebraska, this building was first occupied in 1969.

Hitchcock County facts.
  • Land Area: 710 square miles
  • Miles of Road: 701
  • 2010 Population: 2908
  • County Seat: Trenton, Nebraska


Current Map of Hitchcock County

1887 Map of Hitchcock County.

Location of Hitchcock County in the State of Nebraska.

Nebraska is also known as the cornhusker state. Nebraska was the 37th state to join the union. Nebraska comes from the indian word nebrathka, which means "flat water". Nebraska has a surface area of 77,359 square miles.

The State Flag of Nebraska.