State of Nebraska

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10 Largest Cities in Nebraska

  1. Omaha


  2. Lincoln


  3. Bellevue


  4. Grand Island


  5. Kearney


  6. Fremont


  7. Hastings


  8. North Platte


  9. Norfolk


  10. Columbus



Nebraska State Facts

  • List of Counties


  • List of Towns


  • Points of Interest


  • Capital: Lincoln


  • Largest city: Omaha


  • Highest point: Panorama Point, 5,424 ft


  • Lowest point: Missouri River at Kansas border, 840 ft


  • Admission to Union: March 1, 1867 (37th)

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Nebraska State Information

  • Crop circles, flattened, geometric patterns in fields of standing grain, have appeared in Nebraska


  • Walgren Lake near Hay Springs has long been the purported home of an elusive "sea monster."


  • Carhenge is a replica of England's Stonehenge located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska


  • Serving as a landmark for all-night truckers, the Sapp Bros. Coffee Pot is known by locals as "The World's Largest Pot of Coffee. The old-fashioned percolator, which steams and flashes light when coffee is "ready," is a refashioned water tower


  • It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup


  • Nebraska was once called “The Great American Desert”.


  • The Sand Hills, which occupy much of central and western Nebraska, are the largest sand sea in the Western Hemisphere.


  • 90% of cities in Nebraska have less than 3,000 people


Nebraska Points of Interest

Nebraska Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Nebraska, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Nebraska State Counties

93 Counties in Nebraska

  1. Adams County


  2. Antelope County


  3. Arthur County


  4. Banner County


  5. Blaine County


  6. Boone County


  7. Box Butte County


  8. Boyd County


  9. Brown County


  10. Buffalo County


  11. Burt County


  12. Butler County


  13. Cass County


  14. Cedar County




  15. Chase County


  16. Cherry County


  17. Cheyenne County


  18. Clay County


  19. Colfax County


  20. Cuming County


  21. Custer County


  22. Dakota County


  23. Dawe County


  24. Dawson County


  25. Deuel County


  26. Dixon County


  27. Dodge County


  28. Douglas County


  29. Dundy County


  30. Fillmore County


  31. Franklin County




  32. Frontier County


  33. Furnas County


  34. Gage County


  35. Garden County


  36. Garfield County


  37. Gosper County


  38. Grant County


  39. Greeley County


  40. Hall County


  41. Hamilton County


  42. Harlan County


  43. Hayes County


  44. Hitchcock County


  45. Holt County


  46. Hooker County


  47. Howard County


  48. Jefferson County


  49. Johnson County


  50. Kearney County


  51. Keith County


  52. Keya PahaCounty


  53. Kimball County


  54. Knox County


  55. Lancaster County




  56. Lincoln County


  57. Logan County


  58. Loup County


  59. Madison County


  60. McPherson County


  61. Merrick County


  62. Morrill County


  63. Nance County


  64. Nemaha County


  65. Nuckolls County


  66. Otoe County


  67. Pawnee County


  68. Perkins County


  69. Phelps County


  70. Pierce County


  71. Platte County


  72. Polk County


  73. Red Willow County


  74. Richardson County


  75. Rock County


  76. Saline County


  77. Sarpy County




  78. Saunders County


  79. Scotts Bluff County


  80. Seward County


  81. Sheridan County


  82. Sherman County


  83. Sioux County


  84. Stanton County


  85. Thayer County


  86. Thomas County


  87. Thurston County


  88. Valley County


  89. Washington County


  90. Wayne County


  91. Webster County


  92. Wheeler County


  93. York County


Our Story

The state of Nebraska is located in the Great Plains region of the Midwestern United States. The capital of the state is the city of Lincoln, however the largest city is Omaha which is located right on the Missouri River. Many historical trails cross the state, however it was the California Gold Rush that initially brought a large amount of people here, and Nebraska eventually became a state in 1867. Nebraska has large temperature variations between its summers and winters along with violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are frequent in the area. Two different climate zones are prevalent in the state with the eastern half of the state experiencing a humid continental climate and the western half experiencing a semi-arid climate.


Much of the state consists of treeless prairie land which is used for cattle grazing and is also a major source of beef and pork production along with corn and soybeans. The state is largely rural is the 8th ranked least densely populated state in the country with only 1.84 million people residing in the state. Nebraska consists of 77,358 square miles of land area. Nebraska consists of the largest group of German-Americans as well as the largest population of Czech-Americans per head.


The major industries in the state are primarily farming (wheat, soybeans, corn, sorghum), meat packing, grain processing, and the Air Force Strategic Air Command. Nebraska's major bodies of water are the Missouri River, Platte River, Republican River, Niobrara River, Lewis and Clark Lake, Lake C.W. McConaughty, and Harlan County Lake. The highest point of elevation in the state is Panorama point which sits 5,426 feet above sea level. The state bird is the Western Meadowlark, the state fish is the Channel Catfish, the state flower is the Goldenrod, the state tree is the Cottonwood Tree and the state grass is Little Bluestem. Nebraska is one of the nations top agricultural points in the country and will continue to be due to the farming type landscape that covers most of the state.


Nebraska is in Tornado Alley; thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer months


Boot Hill, or Boothill, is the name for any number of cemeteries, chiefly in the American West. During the 19th century it was a common name for the burial grounds of gunfighters, or those who "died with their boots on".


Fred, who lived near Holdrege, was a known philanderer, much to his long-suffering wife's dismay. Having tired of his antics, Fred's wife killed him and cut off most of his face, before dumping him down a well. A local eating and drinking establishment was erected on the site of the abandoned well and it is now believed that Fred haunts the place, scaring employees and patrons alike


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