“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jefferson County, Nebraska

Clickable Map of Jefferson County, Nebraska and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jefferson County, NE (8) Fillmore County, NE (14) Gage County, NE (33) Saline County, NE (10) Thayer County, NE (14) Republic County, KS (7) Washington County, KS (4)  JeffersonCounty(8) Jefferson County (8)  FillmoreCounty(14) Fillmore County (14)  GageCounty(33) Gage County (33)  SalineCounty(10) Saline County (10)  ThayerCounty(14) Thayer County (14)  RepublicCountyKansas(7) Republic County (7)  WashingtonCounty(4) Washington County (4)
Fairbury is the county seat for Jefferson County
Adjacent to Jefferson County, Nebraska
      Fillmore County (14)  
      Gage County (33)  
      Saline County (10)  
      Thayer County (14)  
      Republic County, Kansas (7)  
      Washington County, Kansas (4)  
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1 Nebraska, Jefferson County, Fairbury — Jefferson County CourthouseNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m177373) HM
2 Nebraska, Jefferson County, Fairbury — Jefferson County Pony Express StationsThe Pony Express — 1860:1861 • 1960:1961 —
These were the four Pony Express Stations in Jefferson County. Big Sandy Station • Whiskey Run • Rock Creek Station • Otoe StationRock Creek Station was the site where Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed David McCanles, July 12, 1861. Russell, Majors . . . Map (db m177362) HM
3 Nebraska, Jefferson County, Fairbury — Kit Carson • Col. John Fremont1842
Above is a facsimile of an inscription carved by these men on a nearby boulder while camping here June 22, 1842. ☆ ☆ ☆ Placed by Jefferson County under the auspices of Quivera Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, . . . Map (db m177379) HM
4 Nebraska, Jefferson County, Fairbury — Representing Rock Creek Station WellOregon Trail
Scene of Wild Bill — McCanles tragedy 1861Map (db m177369) HM
5 Nebraska, Jefferson County, Fairbury — 121 — The Smith Limekiln and Limestone House
The availability of suitable building material was of great importance to Nebraska’s pioneer settlers. Here in Jefferson County, native limestone was used for building and the stone was burned in kilns to produce lime for mortar and whitewash. The . . . Map (db m177301) HM
6 Nebraska, Jefferson County, Fairbury — Virginia Station — (Whiskey Run)The Pony Express — 1860:1861 • 1960:1961 —
Pony Express riders and Oregon Trail emigrants used Virginia Station, once located near this site. Indians traded for whiskey at the station and harassed the emigrant trains. The whiskey was dumped in a near-by creek, thus dubbing the station . . . Map (db m177351) HM
7 Nebraska, Jefferson County, Plymouth — 358 — Plymouth
Plymouth began in 1871 as a farming community 3 miles south and 1 1/2 miles west of the present town of Plymouth. D.E. Jones, a Congregational minister and land agent for the Burlington and Missouri Railroad, arrived to locate a site for a colony . . . Map (db m110644) HM WM
8 Nebraska, Jefferson County, Plymouth — Veterans Memorial
Schopp - Ewing - Nispel Post No. 243 Plymouth, Nebraska Gratefully dedicates this memorial to all the servicemen and women who so gallantly served this great country during time of war and conflict. Dedicated November 11, 1989 [Reverse . . . Map (db m110654) WM
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Jun. 4, 2023