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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 7, 1825.
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. 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 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 RancheIn 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. 6.1 miles away); Shelton Pioneers (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gibbon.
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Also see . . . History of Gibbon, Nebraska. (Submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.