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Gibbon in Buffalo County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Nebraska Centre - Boyd Ranche

 
 
Nebraska Center-Boyd Ranche Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 29, 2011
1. Nebraska Center-Boyd Ranche Marker
Inscription.  James E. Boyd settled near here in 1858 and by 1860 operated a trail ranche supplying travelers on the Platte Valley Overland Route (Mormon Trail). The ranche included 2200 acres of corn and barley. Nebraska Centre Post Office was here until it was discontinued in 1868. the Union Pacific Railroad, reaching here in 1866, ended the need for ranches. Soon after, Boyd moved to Omaha, was elected mayor, and in 1891 became governor of Nebraska.
 
Erected by Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 359.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 40° 44.602′ N, 98° 52.205′ W. Marker is in Gibbon, Nebraska, in Buffalo County. Marker is on U.S. 30, 0.1 miles east of Navaho Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gibbon NE 68840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Buffalo County Court House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gibbon (approx.
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1.3 miles away); Memorial Tree (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony (approx. 1.4 miles away); In Honor of D. E. "Mac" McGregor (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Gibbon (approx. 2.9 miles away); Joseph E. Johnson and the Huntsman’s Echo (approx. 7˝ miles away); Early Shelton Pioneers (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gibbon.
 
Nebraska Center-Boyd Ranche Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 29, 2011
2. Nebraska Center-Boyd Ranche Marker
Nebraska Center-Boyd Ranche Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 29, 2011
3. Nebraska Center-Boyd Ranche Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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