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Kearney and Buffalo County

Kearney is a small city of almost 32,000 (up 16% since 2000) located just off Interstate 80, along US Highway 30, in Central Nebraska. Kearney was named for nearby Fort Kearny which was named after Colonel Stephen Kearny. The origin of the extra "e" in the town's name seems open for debate. One story says it was an error by the post office. Kearney is the county seat of Buffalo County. Buffalo County was established in 1855 and was named for the plentiful buffalo in the area (then not now). Actress Leslie Easterbrook (Police Academy) and radio personality Charlie Tuna are from the area (as is distinguished VTer Rich62).

Historic District and Buildings

Kearney has an extensive historic district with quite a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. Many of these are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I really liked the area called "The Bricks" where they have retained the brick streets.


Kearney also has a number of interesting museums.

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  • In a nutshell:Great Town to Visit!
  • Last visit to Kearney: Aug 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Hi, Jim! Thanks for your virtual tour of Kearney!

    • Basaic's Profile Photo
      Oct 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      Kearney had more to do than I expected. Worth a return visit someday soon.

  • isolatedpawn's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    this is nice

  • Rich62's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Yep, you nailed it pretty good; that's the Kearney I know and love! Wish I could have been here to give you the tour. Oh, and thanks for calling me distinguished! I am honored.


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