Jan. 1, 1876 - The Miami County Bank in Paola commenced business with a capital of $50,000.
Mar. 4, 1876 - Fire was discovered in the southeast attic jury room of the Nemaha County Courthouse, and notwithstanding the strenuous efforts of the citizens, the building was totally destroyed. The fire was supposed to result from children playing with matches.
Mar. 16, 1876 - By order of W. P. Campbell, then Judge of the District Court, pursuant to a petition presented as required by law, the town of Sedan became incorporated by a city of the third class.
Jun. 6, 1876 - The first newspaper in Halstead was the Zurheimath, published in the German language, the initial number of which was issued on this date, by the Western Publishing company, with David Goerz as editor.
Jun. 17, 1876 - A cyclone raged over the northern portions of McPherson County, blowing down many houses and injuring several persons, but killing no one; when it crossed the Smoky Hill River large trees were twisted off or uprooted.