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

Clickable Map of Sarpy 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> Sarpy County, NE (13) Cass County, NE (11) Douglas County, NE (102) Saunders County, NE (8) Mills County, IA (5) Pottawattamie County, IA (28)  SarpyCounty(13) Sarpy County (13)  CassCounty(11) Cass County (11)  DouglasCounty(102) Douglas County (102)  SaundersCounty(8) Saunders County (8)  MillsCountyIowa(5) Mills County (5)  PottawattamieCounty(28) Pottawattamie County (28)
Papillion is the county seat for Sarpy County
Adjacent to Sarpy County, Nebraska
      Cass County (11)  
      Douglas County (102)  
      Saunders County (8)  
      Mills County, Iowa (5)  
      Pottawattamie County, Iowa (28)  
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1 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Bellevue — Astorian Expedition
Commemorative of the Astorian Expedition organized June 23, 1810, by John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company This expedition discovered the Oregon Trail which spread knowledge of the Nebraska country leading to its occupancy by white people. The fur . . . Map (db m229275) HM
2 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Bellevue — BellevueFirst Territorial Capital of Nebraska
President Franklin Pierce appointed Francis Burt of South Carolina the first Territorial Governor of Nebraska on May 30, 1854. Governor Burt arrived in Bellevue on October 6th and Chief Justice Fenner Ferguson administered the oath of office to . . . Map (db m228861) HM
3 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Bellevue — Bellevue
Bellevue, gateway to the upper Missouri and the fur trade empire, is the oldest continuous settlement in Nebraska. This town was born, became important, almost died, and now in the 20th century, has been revitalized. Fur traders dealing with the . . . Map (db m228872) HM
4 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Bellevue — Bellevue Cemetery
In 1858 Bellevue set aside four city blocks as a cemetery. However, it was thought to have been used earlier as unofficial burial plots. One of the earliest markers is of Jean Allen dated 1856 and located 70 feet northwest of marker. Jean Allen and . . . Map (db m80852) HM
5 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Bellevue — 186 — Bellevue Log Cabin
This log cabin was built about 1835 in the Missouri River floodplains. Soon after 1835 cholera occurred at lower elevations, and the cabin was moved to the upper plateau. In about 1850 it was moved to this location, where it was used as a . . . Map (db m80854) HM
6 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Bellevue — Big Elk, Bellevue Cemetery
Big Elk Indian Name (Ong-Pa-Ton-Ga) 1770 - 1846 Last full blooded chief of the Omaha Tribe; Friend of the pioneers, and grandfather of Logan Fontenelle.Map (db m80771) HM
7 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Bellevue — First Presbyterian Church
Before the organization of Nebraska Territory In 1854. missions were established among the Indian tribes of this area. In 1850, Rev. Edward McKinney founded the first Presbyterian Church of Nebraska with five members. He had arrived in Bellevue . . . Map (db m228877) HM
8 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Bellevue — 051 — Fontenelle Bank - County Courthouse
This building of handmade bricks was constructed in 1856 to serve as the Fontenelle Bank. During the financial Panic of 1857 the Fontenelle Bank failed as did most of the other poorly backed wildcat banks in the Nebraska Territory. In 1861 by . . . Map (db m80853) HM
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9 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Bellevue — 10 — Oto Mission
In November 1833 Moses and Eliza Merrill, missionaries sponsored by the Baptist Missionary Union, arrived at the government Indian agency at Bellevue and opened a mission school for the Oto and Missouri Indians living in eastern Nebraska. The . . . Map (db m78023) HM
10 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Gretna — Melia
The village of Melia grew up around a Burlington Railroad station established just north of here in 1902. The station, which served as a cattle shipping point, was named for John J. Melia, on whose land it was located. In 1903, John J. Melia opened . . . Map (db m39707) HM
11 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Papillion — 562 — Papillion Boy Scouts Cabin
Scouting was introduced to Papillion in 1913 with the formation of Boy Scout Troop 1. In 1921, the village granted permission to the troop's scoutmaster, Rev B. Johanssen to build a log cabin as the troop headquarters. The limestone foundation was . . . Map (db m223477) HM
12 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Papillion — 182 — The Original Union Pacific Mainline Through Papillion
Approximately thirty feet south of here in 1865 the Union Pacific Railroad laid its original track extending from the Missouri River in Omaha, south up Mud Creek to Papillion Creek, and northwesterly along West Papillion Creek. Although Chief . . . Map (db m223478) HM
13 Nebraska, Sarpy County, Papillion — War Memorial
Private Jacob C. Miller Company G 113th Illinois Infantry, GAR Congressional Medal of Honor Awarded August 20, 1984 for "Gallantry in charge of the volunteer storming party." Battle of Vicksburg May 22, 1863 Corporal . . . Map (db m218856) WM
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Mar. 2, 2024