10 Interesting Facts About Bellevue, Nebraska

Facts About Bellevue, Nebraska

Facts About Bellevue

  1. Bellevue, Nebraska is the second largest city in the United States of America named “Bellevue,” behind Bellevue, Washington.
  2. Bellevue began when a fur trading post was built in 1822 by Joshua Pilcher, then president of the Missouri Fur Company based in St. Louis.
  3. The Elevation of Bellevue is 1159 ft, above sea level.
  4. Bellevue has a total area of 16.02 square miles, of which 15.85 square miles is land and 0.17 square miles is water.
  5. Bellevue was incorporated in 1855.
  6. Bellevue is the oldest continuous town in Nebraska, credited by the Nebraska State Legislature as being the state’s second-oldest settlement; previously it served as the seat of government in Nebraska.
  7. On December 8, 1941, The first divided highway in Nebraska was built from the south Omaha city limits to Offutt Air Force Base.
  8. Bellevue housed the Strategic Air Command’s headquarters shortly after the Second World War.
  9. The city was named Bellevue by Early French Canadian trappers because of its picturesque beauty.
  10. The estimated population of Bellevue is 64,176,  as of 2020, making it the third-largest city in Nebraska.
Facts About Bellevue
Facts About Bellevue