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Fremont in Dodge County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fremont, Nebraska

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2017
1. Fremont, Nebraska Marker
Inscription.  Fremont was laid out in August 1856. The town site was named for John C. Frémont, the new Republican Party's nominee for president in 1856, although Democrat James Buchanan was elected. Between 1842 and 1844 Frémont, then a U.S. Army topographical engineer, led two expeditions to explore the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and Great Basin. In September 1842 Frémont and his men passed through the Platte Valley near here while returning east. Fremont became the county seat of Dodge County in 1860.
 
Erected 2014 by Nebraska State Historical Society, and MainStreet Fremont.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 41° 26.024′ N, 96° 29.837′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Nebraska, in Dodge County. Marker is at the intersection of North Park Avenue and East 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Park Avenue. Marker is located beside the
Fremont, Nebraska Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2017
2. Fremont, Nebraska Marker
(looking east along East 5th Street)
sidewalk at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fremont NE 68025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fremont's First City-Owned Parking Lot (here, next to this marker); Dodge County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Union Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Overland Emigrant Trails (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mormon Pioneer Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Fremont, Nebraska (Wikipedia). From the 1830s to the 1860s, the area saw a great deal of traffic due to the Mormon Trail, which passed along the north bank of the Platte River. Due to the town's geographically central location, the First Transcontinental Telegraph line (1861), railroad (1865) and highway (1913) passed through or very near Fremont. (Submitted on October 31, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. John C. Frémont (Wikipedia). John Charles Frémont was an American explorer, military officer, and politician. A series of seven maps produced from his explorations, published by the Senate in 1846, served as a guide for thousands of American emigrants, depicting the entire length of the Oregon Trail. He was a U.S. Senator from California, and in 1856 was the first Republican nominee for President of the United
Fremont, Nebraska Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2017
3. Fremont, Nebraska Marker
(Dodge County Courthouse in background • looking west across North Park Avenue)
States. He was the 5th Governor of Arizona Territory (1878-1881). (Submitted on October 31, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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