River Town Development

River Town Development (HMW2U)

Location: Beatrice, NE 68310 Gage County
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N 40° 15.964', W 96° 45.13'

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Many Heritage Highway communities began as river settlements. Beatrice was founded in 1857 near the bend of the Big Blue River. The first building, known as Pap Towle's cabin, was constructed just north of the present Gage County Historical Society Museum. This walnut log cabin served as a home, post office, courthouse and city hall for the new river town. The location of Premium Mills at Hebron in 1873 was an important event in the settlement of the town, as it was the "farthest west" mill in the southern part of the state, and farmers brought grist 200 miles. As you drive along Byway 136, you will visit many towns that were established near a river. Rivers provided water for the community residents as well as a means of transportation.
HM NumberHMW2U
Placed ByHeritage Highway U.S. Highway 136 Byway
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 2:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 691135 N 4459712
Decimal Degrees40.26606667, -96.75216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.964', W 96° 45.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 57.84" N, 96° 45' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-34 N 2nd St, Beatrice NE 68310, US
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