Nebraska History, Geography, Population, State Facts

The Cornhusker State

Great Seal of the State of Nebraska

Adoptedin 1867.

The Great Seal of the state of Nebraska was adopted in 1867.

In 1866 the first constitution of Nebraska stated, "There shall be a seal of the state, which shall be kept by the governor and used by him officially, and shall be called the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska."

French fur traders first visited Nebraska in the late 1600s. Part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, eastern Nebraska was explored by Lewis and Clark in 1804–1806. A few years later, Robert Stuart pioneered the Oregon Trail across Nebraska in 1812–1813, and the first permanent white settlement was established at Bellevue in 1823.

Western Nebraska was acquired by treaty following the Mexican War in 1848. The Union Pacific began its transcontinental railroad at Omaha in 1865. In 1937, Nebraska became the only state in the Union to have a unicameral (one-house) legislature. Members are elected to it without party designation.

Capital City: Lincoln

Capitol Tour

Nebraska: State of Nebraska Official Web Site

Admission to Statehood: Click for Date & List

Airports: Airports MapAirport Links

Amtrak: West

Area: 77358 sq.mi, 16th   Land 76878 sq. mi., 15th   Water 481 sq.mi., 42nd

Area Codes: Nebraska

Biographies: Famous People from Nebraska

Bird: Western Meadowlark

Border States: Regional List • Colorado •  Iowa •  Kansas •  Missouri • South Dakota •  Wyoming

Cam World: Live Web Cams

Cities & Towns: Nebraska

Climate: Nebraska

Community Pages: Nebraska Cities, Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 37th State

County Profile: County Map   93 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

Current Events: Nebraska News Headlines

Department of: Education  • Certification | University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska with campuses in Kearney, Lincoln and Omaha, was founded on February 15, 1869.

Driving: DMV

Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, corn, hogs, soybeans, wheat, sorghum. •  Industry: Food processing, machinery, electric equipment, printing and publishing.

Flag: Nebraska (NE)

Flower: Goldenrod   Solidago serotina

Cyndi's List •  Historical Societies

Geographic Center: Custer, 10 miles northwest of Broken Bow

Geology Maps: Nebraska

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Panorama Point; 5,424 feet, 20th

Highways: Nebraska Highways

History: History Timeline   Blue Book {.pdf}  

Hotels, Motels & Inns:

Kids Corner: State of Nebraska Kids Site

Library: Nebraska 

License Plates: Nebraska

Lottery: Nebraska

Lowest Point: Missouri River, 480 feet, 38th


Media: Radio | TV

Motto:Equality before the law

Museums: The Virtual Library

Name: Nebraska name based on an Oto Indian word that means "flat water," referring to the Platte River.

National Forest: Nebraska

Population: Quick facts   1,711,263; 38th, 12/00

Presidential Birthplace: Gerald Rudolph Ford, 1974-1977 {38th}

Real Estate: Every Nebraska City, Town & Community

Representatives: Nebraska Unicameral: Members •  US House:   110th Congress  • US Senate:   110th Congress

Road Side America: Nebraska

School Directory: Nebraska

Soil: Nebraska - Holdrege

Song: Nebraska  • 

Sports: Nebraska Teams

State Parks: Nebraska

Symbols: Nebraska State Symbols


Travel: Nebraska Travel

Tree: Cottonwood   Populus deltoides  

Veteran Affairs: Nebraska VA

Visitor Guides: Genuine Nebraska The official web site for Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism.

Weather: Lincoln, Lincoln Municipal Airport

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Yellow Pages:: Yellow

Zoo: Omaha Zoo