Exeter in Fillmore County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1879 Exeter 1979
In 1896, Charles C. Smith, son of Dr. Smith, patented an indexing method to be used in bookkeeping. Smith built a factory in Exeter to produce these index tags, which were used worldwide. The factory operated for sixty-six years and employed seventy people at the height of its production.
Erected by Exeter Centennial Book Committee and Nebraska State Historical Society
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list.
Location. 40° 38.597′ N, 97° 27.02′ W. Marker is in Exeter, Nebraska, in Fillmore County. Marker is at the intersection of South Exeter Avenue and West Tecumseh Street, on the left when traveling north on South Exeter Avenue. Marker is on the northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Exeter NE 68351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairmont Army Air Field (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fairmont Creamery Company (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Fairmont Army Air Field (approx. 8.2 miles away); Beaver Crossing, Nebraska (approx. 12.9 miles away); The Beaver Crossing Mill (approx. 13 miles away); The Purple Heart (approx. 13.6 miles away); Moving People and Goods on the Overland Trail (approx. 13.6 miles away); Nebraska's I-80 Bicentennial Sculptures (approx. 13.6 miles away).
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