Stanton County is located in northeast Nebraska and is comprised of 431 square miles. The city of Stanton is the county seat of Stanton county. The city of Stanton and Pilger, located eight miles east of the city of Stanton, are the only incorporated communities in the county. However, the largest population in the county is located in the unincorporated area known as Woodland Park, which is located just outside of Norfolk in northwestern Stanton County. The proximity to Norfolk increases the daily population to the county and activity encountered by the Sheriff’s Office.