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Historical Markers in Custer County, Nebraska

 
Clickable Map of Custer County, Nebraska and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Custer County, NE (10) Blaine County, NE (0) Buffalo County, NE (35) Dawson County, NE (11) Garfield County, NE (8) Lincoln County, NE (46) Logan County, NE (0) Loup County, NE (2) Sherman County, NE (6) Valley County, NE (2)  CusterCounty(10) Custer County (10)  BlaineCounty(0) Blaine County (0)  BuffaloCounty(35) Buffalo County (35)  DawsonCounty(11) Dawson County (11)  GarfieldCounty(8) Garfield County (8)  LincolnCounty(46) Lincoln County (46)  LoganCounty(0) Logan County (0)  LoupCounty(2) Loup County (2)  ShermanCounty(6) Sherman County (6)  ValleyCounty(2) Valley County (2)
Broken Bow is the county seat for Custer County
Adjacent to Custer County, Nebraska
      Blaine County (0)  
      Buffalo County (35)  
      Dawson County (11)  
      Garfield County (8)  
      Lincoln County (46)  
      Logan County (0)  
      Loup County (2)  
      Sherman County (6)  
      Valley County (2)  
 
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1Nebraska (Custer County), Anselmo — 573 — Anselmo
Anselmo began as a railroad town along the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. The Burlington needed a stop for water, coal, and switching facilities. It built a depot, and the town itself was platted in November 1886. A Lincoln Land Company . . . Map (db m181173) HM
2Nebraska (Custer County), Anselmo — St Anselms Catholic Church & Rectory1928
This property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m181178) HM
3Nebraska (Custer County), Broken Bow — 45 — Broken Bow
A discarded Indian bow suggested the name for a town. Wilson Hewitt, an early homesteader, had applied for the location of a post office on his place. Approving the location, the government rejected Hewitt's first three suggested names as being too . . . Map (db m77816) HM
4Nebraska (Custer County), Broken Bow — 533 — Broken Bow Town Square
Broken Bow was platted 1882 by Jesse Gandy. He donated lots to people who would build a house or establish a business. He did this to influence voters to make the new town the Custer County seat, which they did in an election that fall. The . . . Map (db m180947) HM
5Nebraska (Custer County), Broken Bow — Site of First Custer County Courthouse
Erected and Donated to Custer County By the Citizens and Precinct of Broken Bow A.D. 1889 This site donated to Custer County by Jess Gandy A.D. 1882 Building Committee - S.H. Yoder, W.H. Coon, T.J. Woods, J.B. Lump, W. Hewett, I.H. Barcus; . . . Map (db m77763) HM
6Nebraska (Custer County), Broken Bow — 59 — The Nebraska State Grange
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was organized in Washington, D.C. in 1867. During the 1870's, it was the major voice of the American farmer and its social, educational, and fraternal activities brightened farm life. "Granger Laws", . . . Map (db m77761) HM
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7Nebraska (Custer County), Callaway — 134 — Custer County's First Courthouse
Custer County, named in memory of General George Armstrong Custer, was organized July 27, 1877. Frontiersmen and pioneer ranchers had been living in the area since 1872. Earlier, soldiers from Fort McPherson and settlers from the Platte River . . . Map (db m179199) HM
8Nebraska (Custer County), Gothenburg — 530 — Etna
The first Etna post office (1885-1895) was located three miles to the northwest. A new post office operated 1.5 miles east until 1921. In 1907 Etna saw the opening of a school, store, and telephone exchange. The store was enlarged by Andrew . . . Map (db m181798) HM
9Nebraska (Custer County), Westerville — 248 — 1880 Westerville 1980
Westerville, nestled in picturesque Clear Creek Valley, was the first town in Custer County. It was named for James H. Westervelt on whose land the townsite was platted August 11, 1880. The town became an important early trade center after pioneer . . . Map (db m77819) HM
10Nebraska (Custer County), Westerville — Westerville United Methodist Church
Westerville United Methodist Church Organized in 1880. First church in Custer County.Map (db m77817) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022