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Historical Markers in Sheridan County, Nebraska

 
Clickable Map of Sheridan 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 Sheridan County, NE (5) Box Butte County, NE (3) Cherry County, NE (5) Dawes County, NE (34) Garden County, NE (14) Grant County, NE (1) Morrill County, NE (20)  SheridanCounty(5) Sheridan County (5)  BoxButteCounty(3) Box Butte County (3)  CherryCounty(5) Cherry County (5)  DawesCounty(34) Dawes County (34)  GardenCounty(14) Garden County (14)  GrantCounty(1) Grant County (1)  MorrillCounty(20) Morrill County (20)
Rushville is the county seat for Sheridan County
Adjacent to Sheridan County, Nebraska
      Box Butte County (3)  
      Cherry County (5)  
      Dawes County (34)  
      Garden County (14)  
      Grant County (1)  
      Morrill County (20)  
 
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1Nebraska, Sheridan County, Antioch — 213 — Antioch: Potash Boom-Town
On 1st Street (State Highway 2) 0.3 miles west of 396 Trail, on the right when traveling west.
For a few years, the Antioch vicinity was one of the most important potash-producing regions in the nation. Antioch grew from a small village to a town of about 2,000. When the First World War broke out, the United States was cut off from European . . . Map (db m178812) HM
2Nebraska, Sheridan County, Ellsworth — 505 — Japanese Balloon Bombs
On Mari Sandoz Sandhills Trail (State Highway 27) 15 miles north of State Highway 2, on the right when traveling north.
During World War II the Japanese built some nine thousand hydrogen-filled, paper balloons to carry small bombs to North America, hoping to set fires and inflict casualties. The first was launched November 3, 1944. The balloons rose to about 30,000 . . . Map (db m180929) HM
3Nebraska, Sheridan County, Ellsworth — 085 — Mari Sandoz, 1896-1966
On Mari Sandoz Sandhills Trail (State Highway 27) 24 miles north of State Highway 2, on the right when traveling north.
This is the country of Mari Sandoz — historian, novelist, teacher — who brought its history and its people to life in her many books, articles and stories. She was born in Sheridan County, Nebraska. Although she lived much of her life in the East, . . . Map (db m180957) HM
4Nebraska, Sheridan County, Ellsworth — 283 — Spade Ranch
On Mari Sandoz Sandhills Trail (State Highway 27) just north of State Highway 2, on the left when traveling north.
Twenty miles northeast of here is Spade Ranch headquarters, a National Register of Historic Places site. In Ellsworth are the business offices (built c. 1890) and home (built 1902) of cattleman Bartlett Richards (1862-1911), a Vermont native. . . . Map (db m180899) HM
5Nebraska, Sheridan County, Hay Springs — 354 — Camp Sheridan and Spotted Tail Agency
On South Post Street just south of Bridges to Buttes Byway (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling south.
About ten miles north are the sites of Spotted Tail Agency and Camp Sheridan. Named for Brule Sioux Chief Spotted Tail, the agency was built in 1874 to supply treaty payments, including food, clothing, weapons, and utensils, under the terms of the . . . Map (db m159081) HM
 
 
 
 
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Apr. 1, 2023