Historical Facts of Burt County

Historical Facts of Burt County (HMIOQ)

Location: Tekamah, NE 68061 Burt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 46.733', W 96° 13.25'

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(South Side)

Old block house was built by U.S. War Department on this site in 1855 to protect white colony from Indians.

Crowning achievment of the pioneers was a gold medal award for best agricultural display at World's Fair 1893 in Chicago.

(West Side)

Tekamah founded Oct. 7, 1854. First church organized 1856. First school held in 1857.

Burt County. First settlement in county in Folsom Park at Tekamah in 1854. First church at Decatur 1856. First school at Silvercreek 1856 on section 36.

Decatur. Indian trading post 1854. Incorporated 1856. First church organized 1856. First school 1861.

(North Side)

Burt County Pioneer and Old Settler's Association founded Aug. 6, 1903.

(East Side)

Craig. Founded 1867. First church organized 1876. First school 1870.

Oakland. Founded 1863. First church organized 1869. First school 1867.

Lyons. Founded 1866. First church organized 1868. First school 1868.

Year Placed1931
Placed ByBurt County, Historical Society and Old Settler's Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 730969 N 4628960
Decimal Degrees41.77888333, -96.22083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 46.733', W 96° 13.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 46' 43.98" N, 96° 13' 15.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 135 N 13th St, Tekamah NE 68061, US
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