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Nebraska County Countdown 45: Webster

Dazzy Vance, Willa Cather, Red Cloud, Bob Terrio, and Wide Left

We are more than halfway through our county countdown. You know what that means? We’re getting closer to Husker football!

Welcome to Webster County, the childhood home of Willa Cather. The population is 3,625 people (2015) with the county seat Red Cloud. The other “city” in Webster County is Blue Hille with villages Guide Rock, Cowles and Bladen and census-designated area of Inavale.

The county was formed in 1871 and named after Daniel Webster, a politician who served as Secretary of State under three different presidents. The county seat, Red Cloud, was named after Sioux Chief Red Cloud.

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