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Welcome to De Soto (aka 'DeSoto') ...

So far, we have found very little information about De Soto. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added De Soto to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with De Soto, please Contact Us.


De Soto would have been located within present day Washington County.

De Soto was established in 1855.

While the community is gone, the present day location for De Soto is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where De Soto was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where De Soto once stood is in the (402) & (531)<3> area codes.

Communities near De Soto ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Omaha   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the South (S) of De Soto

Located in Douglas County

Blair   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of De Soto

Elkhorn   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of De Soto

Located in Douglas County

Carter Lake   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of De Soto

Located in Pottawattamie County (IA)

Valley   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of De Soto

Located in Douglas County

Missouri Valley   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of De Soto

Located in Harrison County (IA)

Bennington   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of De Soto

Located in Douglas County

Logan   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of De Soto

Located in Harrison County (IA)

Arlington   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of De Soto

Fort Calhoun   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of De Soto

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for De Soto.

Communities Also Named De Soto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named De Soto - they are located in Arizona, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for De Soto.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around De Soto. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of De Soto. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around De Soto.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for De Soto:

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about De Soto, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around De Soto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- De Soto) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for De Soto. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from De Soto

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Soto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4981, Longitude: -96.0628     [Map].

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