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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Nemaha County, Nebraska

 
Clickable Map of Nemaha 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 Nemaha County, NE (17) Johnson County, NE (8) Otoe County, NE (20) Pawnee County, NE (13) Richardson County, NE (2) Atchison County, MO (5) Holt County, MO (3)  NemahaCounty(17) Nemaha County (17)  JohnsonCounty(8) Johnson County (8)  OtoeCounty(20) Otoe County (20)  PawneeCounty(13) Pawnee County (13)  RichardsonCounty(2) Richardson County (2)  AtchisonCountyMissouri(5) Atchison County (5)  HoltCounty(3) Holt County (3)
Auburn is the county seat for Nemaha County
Adjacent to Nemaha County, Nebraska
      Johnson County (8)  
      Otoe County (20)  
      Pawnee County (13)  
      Richardson County (2)  
      Atchison County, Missouri (5)  
      Holt County, Missouri (3)  
 
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1 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Auburn — 495 — Auburn Post Office Mural
During the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal created government programs to counter the effects of the Great Depression. Hundreds of post offices were built and the U.S. Treasury commissioned art for many of them. Twelve Nebraska . . . Map (db m78462) HM
2 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Auburn — 58 — Half-Breed Tract
It was an accepted custom for many early fur traders to marry into Indian tribes. As the Indians ceded their lands, the rights of the half-breed descendants were not always identified. This situation was recognized by the government in 1830, byt . . . Map (db m48131) HM
3 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Auburn — Legion Memorial Park
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m48154) HM
4 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Auburn — Legion Memorial Park Lily Pond
This Lily Pond was originally constructed in 1930, using a steam engine flywheel belonging to Western Public Service Company, the electrical supplier to the City of Auburn at that time. The Pond was restored in 2004-2005 as an Eagle Scout . . . Map (db m48134) HM
5 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Auburn — Nemaha County Veterans Memorial
In honor of all veterans that have served their country Duty • Honor • Freedom Courage • Service [Honor Roll of] Veterans Killed in Action Dedicated May 30, 2011Map (db m48146) HM
6 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Auburn — 477 — Nemeha County Courthouse
The Nemaha county seat was established at Brownville in March 1855 by the first territorial legislature. Brownville retained the county seat until an 1883 election approved its removal to Auburn, a town formed in 1882 by the merger of the adjacent . . . Map (db m140410) HM
7 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Brownville — 1854 Didier Log Cabin
John B. Didier, Frenchman/Fur Trader• December 25, 1827 — Birth of John B. Didier, II to John and Anna B. Didier in France • 1827 — Arrived in America, settling in Cincinnati, Ohio • 1849 — Moved to St. Louis, MO, worked for . . . Map (db m194896) HM
8 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Brownville — 64 — Brownville
On August 29, 1854, shortly after the Kansas-Nebraska Act had opened the territory west of the Missouri River to permanent settlement, Richard Brown arrived on the site of the town which was to bear his name. Other settlers soon followed. . . . Map (db m177299) HM
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9 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Brownville — Company C 1st Regiment of Nebraska
This tablet marks the place where Co. C. 1st Reg. of Nebraska enlisted June 9, 1861, for the Civil War and is dedicated in memory of all who served in the wars of our nation. 1927Map (db m194898) HM WM
10 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Brownville — Late 1800's Road Grader
Donated to the Brownville Historical Society by the Allen Family. The road grader in Boettner Park was owned by Frederick E. Allen who came from Fort Plain, New York, in 1860. The machine was used to grade roads in the Bracken, Nemaha, and . . . Map (db m194946) HM
11 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Brownville — 52 — Muir House
This is the former home of Robert Valentine Muir, an early resident of Brownville. Born in Scotland in 1827, Muir came to America in 1835 and moved to Nebraska in 1856 as Treasurer for the Nebraska Settlement Company. He operated a sawmill, flour . . . Map (db m183305) HM
12 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Brownville — The Large One-bottom Plow
"The large one-bottom plow cuts a furrow 4 feet wide, 2 feet deep. The "turning under" moldboard is 6 feet high and 6 feet wide. The "landside" is 10 feet long and one foot high. The plow is "foundry" made and was strengthened and mended. The plow . . . Map (db m194897) HM
13 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Brownville — 417 — The Nebraska State Teachers' Association
On October 16, 1867, the first meeting of the Nebraska State Teachers’ Association was held on this site in the Brownville Union High School, at that time the largest free high school in Nebraska. Presiding over this meeting was Robert W. Furnas, . . . Map (db m188561) HM
14 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Julian — 556 — French Settlement of Julian
The first French people in this area were trappers and traders along the Missouri River. Permanent French settlers began to arrive during the 1850s. Among the early settlers were Julien Bahuaud and the Laurent Bernard, Jean Bize, and Jean Lavigne . . . Map (db m183300) HM
15 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Peru — 80 — Peru State College Reported permanently removed
Peru State College, originally incorporated as Mount Vernon Seminary, became Nebraska's first state-supported college on June 20, 1867. The school was initially organized and largely financed by local residents, then offered to the Methodist . . . Map (db m78461) HM
16 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Peru — 80 — Peru State College
On June 20, 1867, at the urging of Civil War veteran and legislator Col. Thomas J. Majors, the state legislature established a teacher training school at Peru on the site of the former Mount Vernon Seminary. Called the Nebraska State Normal School, . . . Map (db m223470) HM
17 Nebraska, Nemaha County, Peru — The Little Red SchoolhouseNemaha County School District #65 — Constructed 1905 —
Known as the Center School, it became the landmark built at the corner of U.S. Highway 75 and the Brock Road. It was disassembled brick-by-brick and reassembled on this site in 2001. The Little Red Schoolhouse is dedicated to the many . . . Map (db m78459) HM
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Feb. 26, 2024