Nebraska Witness Corners


Otoe County, Nebraska, surveyor Charles A. Shannon established these types of witness corners throughout Otoe County. This one is located near the NE Corner of Section 6, T8N, R13E, in Otoe County, Nebraska, approximately 6 miles northwest of Nebraska City.

Shannon was born at Nebraska City on August 19, 1879, the son of Richard Thomas and Samuella Shannon. He graduated from high school in 1897 and from 1904 to 1908 he attended the University of Nebraska, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

He became the Otoe County Surveyor in 1908 upon graduating from college. He also held the office of city engineer for Nebraska City. Shannon died July 8, 1963, at the age of 83 and is buried in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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