Category: Nebraska

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Norfolk, Nebraska

    10 Interesting Facts About Norfolk, Nebraska

    Facts About Norfolk Norfolk has a total area of 10.78 square miles, of which 10.69 square miles is land and 0.09 square miles is water. Norfolk is located at 42°1′42″N 97°26′01″W (42.0283379, -97.4169964). The original name of the colony was a variant of “North Fork”, but accounts differ on the exact name: “Northfork”, “Nor’fork”, and…

  • Omaha, Nebraska

    Omaha, Nebraska

    Omaha, Nebraska Omaha is a city in the state of Nebraska and it is the largest city in the state. Omaha is the county seat of Douglas County and is located on an elbow of land that extends into the Missouri River and its historic waterway, which was once used by early explorers to navigate…

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Grand Island

    10 Interesting Facts About Grand Island

    Facts About Grand Island Grand Island is the third-largest city in Nebraska, behind Omaha and Lincoln. In 1857, 35 German settlers left Davenport, Iowa, and headed west to Nebraska to start a new settlement on an island known by French traders as La Grande Isle, which was formed by the Wood River and the Platte…

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Bellevue, Nebraska

    10 Interesting Facts About Bellevue, Nebraska

    Facts About Bellevue Bellevue, Nebraska is the second largest city in the United States of America named “Bellevue,” behind Bellevue, Washington. 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. The Elevation of Bellevue is 1159 ft, above sea…

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Kearney, Nebraska

    10 Interesting Facts About Kearney, Nebraska

    Facts About Kearney Kearney was named after Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny. The original settlement in the area was called Dobytown, situated 2miles southeast of present-day Kearney, Dobytown was later moved and renamed after the nearby Fort Kearny. The city has a total area of 13.00 square miles, of which 12.77 square miles is land and…

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Fremont, Nebraska

    10 Interesting Facts About Fremont, Nebraska

    Facts About Fremont Fremont has a total area of 8.85 square miles, of which 8.80 square miles is land and 0.05 square miles is water. Fremont was founded in 1856, by homesteaders from Illinois on the old Mormon Trail 1856, it was named for explorer John C. Frémont. Fremont lies in the river plain between…

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Papillion, Nebraska

    10 Interesting Facts About Papillion, Nebraska

    Facts About Papillion Papillion was platted in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point. The city was named after the creek of the same name which flows through its centre. The name Papillion (papillon) is taken from the French language and means butterfly. Papillion is divided into four wards with two council members…

  • Whats the Capital City of Nebraska?

    Whats the Capital City of Nebraska?

    Whats the Capital City of Nebraska? The capital city of Nebraska is Lincoln, located just south of the Platte River. It is the county seat of Lancaster County and was founded in 1856 by Robert Todd Lincoln, who funded a railroad into town that opened up trade opportunities for residents to sell their products to…

  • List of Cities in Nebraska

    List of Cities in Nebraska

    List of Cities in Nebraska Nebraska is a state located in the Midwestern United States that is home to more than 1.9 million people. Nebraska was established in 1854 and has a total area of 54,690 square miles. Nebraska is divided into 93 counties and contains 531 incorporated municipalities consisting of 147 cities, 384 towns,…