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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