About Cuming County

The area known as Cuming County was among the Nebraska Territory, which opened up when President Franklin Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1851. Soon, Thomas B. Cuming took over as acting governor of the new Nebraska Territory, replacing Francis Burt, who had passed away. Cuming County boundary lines were established by an act of the territorial legislature and approved in March 1855, and the county took its name from the governor.