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This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Crockett. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Crockett.

Our sources for Crockett (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Crockett other than they indicate that Crockett would be found somewhere in Knox County, Nebraska.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Crockett ...

We found eleven communities that share the name Crockett.

Within Nebraska, the name Crockett is unique.

Beyond Nebraska, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Clay County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Crockett [Clay County].
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Crockett [Contra Costa County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Crockett [Bell County].
      • Morgan County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Crockett [Morgan County].
    • Louisiana
      • Winn Parish
      • Please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Crockett [Winn Parish].
    • Mississippi
      • Tate County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Crockett [Tate County].
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Crockett [Umatilla County].
    • Tennessee
      • Obion County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Crockett [Obion County].
    • Texas
      • Houston County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Crockett [Houston County].
    • Virginia
      • Wythe County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Crockett [Wythe County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wayne County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Crockett [Wayne County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Crockett ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Crockett:

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Crockett - Services available: had a Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

More Orphans in  Knox County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Knox County.

 Walnut Grove

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Crockett could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.


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