Prehistoric cultural affiliation(s) include Pawnee and Lower Loup dating back to 1700.
Several famous people are associated with these Merrick County historic places including Wright Morris, Heber Hord and John Patterson.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Merrick County places including Fisher & Lawrie, Diamond Engineering Co., Herman Nelson, William F. Gernandt, C.H. Good and John M. Nelson. Prominent architectural styles found in Merrick Country are Bungalow/Craftsman, Classical Revival and Late Victorian.