Near Gretna in Sarpy County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
When the Omaha, Lincoln, and Denver (O.L.D.) highway was designated about 1913, the route passed through Melia and the village seemed likely to grow. U.S. Highway 6, the successor to the O.L.D., bypassed Melia. Although the village has disappeared, the name is perpetuated at this rest area, which is known as Melia Hill.
Erected by Nebraska Department of Roads & Nebraska State Historical Society.
Location. 41° 5.065′ N, 96° 16.526′ W. Marker is near Gretna, Nebraska, in Sarpy County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 431, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the Melia Hill Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Gretna NE 68028, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Native Americans in the Lower Platte Valley (a few steps from this marker); The Ox-Bow Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away); In Honor Of John McBride Belnap (approx. 5.6 miles away); Platte River (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Armour and Company Icehouse (approx. 8.4 miles away); Right Reverend Monsignor Edward J. Flanagan (approx. 14.3 miles away); Boys Town Veterans Memorial (approx. 14.3 miles away); Msgr. Edward Joseph Flanagan (approx. 14.3 miles away).
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