The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony
In Memory Of
—April 7, 1871 —
Erected by the descendants of the Soldiers Free Homestead Colony, to honor and perpetuate their names, for their courage and self sacrifice in their pioneering. They arrived in Gibbon, Nebraska, April 7, 1871, by Union Pacific Railroad, seeking homesteads granted by the government.
Erected by the Descendants of the Soldiers Free Homestead Colony.
Location. 40° 44.883′ N, 98° 50.696′ W. Marker is in Gibbon, Nebraska, in Buffalo County. Marker is at the intersection of LaBarre Street and 1st Street, on the left when traveling south on LaBarre Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gibbon NE 68840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial Tree (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Buffalo County Court House (about 500 feet away); Gibbon (about 500 feet away); Nebraska Centre - Boyd Ranche (approx. 1.4 miles away); D. E. "Mac" McGregor (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Gibbon Joseph E. Johnson and the Huntsman’s Echo (approx. 6.1 miles away); Shelton Pioneers (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gibbon.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Soldier's Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon NE. (Submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. History of Gibbon, Nebraska. (Submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Buffalo County NE Historical Information. (Submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.