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O'Neill and Holt County

O'Neill is a town of almost 4000 located in Northeast Nebraska. The town was named after its founder, John O'Neill, who sought to bring Irish settlers to Nebraska in the 1870s. The town is very proud of its Irish Heritage and has a number of Shamrocks on display including one reported to be the world's largest at the intersection of 4th and Douglas Streets. O'Neill is the county seat of Holt County. The architectural style of the courthouse resembles a number of other courthouses built in the 1930s.

Holt County Museum

O'Neill has a very nice museum located in the old Nebraska State Bank Building which also housed the office of Moses Kincaid a well known US Representative from the state.

Cowboy State Trail

O'Neill used to be served by a railroad line that ran along the Northern part of the state. That railroad line has since been discontinued and cleared to make way for the Cowboy State Trail. The Cowboy State Trail is the longest biking/hiking trail in the state.

  • Last visit to O'Neill: Jul 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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