Furnas County was “named in honor of Robert W. Furnas (1824-1905), governor of Nebraska from 1873 to 1875. The county was organized and its boundaries defined February 27, 1873.”

(Information from Perkey’s Nebraska Place Names. revised 2003).

Furnas County is named for the second Nebraska governor, Robert Furnas

Governor Furnas is one of several governors that is part of the Nebraska Hall of Fame.

County Seat: Beaver City.  License Plate # 38.

One of the villages in Furnas County is Holbrook. As of 2021, the village had 204 people. But something of significance happened in this small town.

Holbrook town history in Furnas County


Here is another interesting historical picture from the town.


Furnas County Historical site Furnas Park


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My name is Gretchen Garrison. I started this blog about Nebraska in 2013. So far, I have written three books about Nebraska and Lincoln.