Keith County Nebraska

Keith County Nebraska (HM28ZI)

Location: Big Springs, NE 69122 Sedgwick County
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N 41° 0.142', W 102° 3.094'

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Organized May 3, 1873, when Perkins was still a part of Keith County. The southwest corner is the southwest corner section eighteen of township twelve, north, range forty-one of the 6th P.M.

Both the north and south Platte Rivers traverse the entire length of the county and Kingsley Dam in the North Platte Valley makes Lake McConaughy the largest body of water in the county and state.

Keith County with its fertile river bottoms actually divides the great sand hills to the north from the high table land to the south.

The Oregon and the Morman Trails as well as the Pony Express ran through the County and Ogallala was the northern terminal of the Texas Trail and is famous as the Cowboy Capitol of Nebraska.

Cattle raising and farming continue to be the chief source of income. In addition, industry and manufacturing, which began in 1932 by Mr. Robert Goodall, now includes five major manufacturing plants.

Erected in memory of our pioneers and to honor our citizens of today.
HM NumberHM28ZI
Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe Keith County Historical Society and the Nebraska State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 747974 N 4543207
Decimal Degrees41.00236667, -102.05156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 0.142', W 102° 3.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 0' 8.52" N, 102° 3' 5.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near County Rd 63.2, Big Springs NE 69122, US
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