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Thayer County, Nebraska


Home of the World's Largest Porch Swing
A Nice Place on the Trail
the Oregon Trail Capital of Nebraska

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Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Hebron is approximately 1,302 (2008), 1579 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 761 (2000), 698 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hebron is 3.627 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hebron is 1.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hebron to Washington DC is 1132 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 65 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hebron is positioned 40.16 degrees north of the equator and 97.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hebron elevation is 1,470 feet above sea level.
Hebron per capita income is $ 29,870 (2008).
Hebron median income is $ 44,259 (2008).
The Hebron median home price is $ 83,289 (2008).
Hebron average annual precipitation is 29.7 inches peryear.
Hebron average temperature is 50.6 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 38.4 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 62.8 degrees F.


in southeast Nebraska about 90 miles north of Salina, Kansas and about 65 miles from Lincoln. Other nearby communities include: Belvidere, Deshler, Gilead, Carleton, Chester, Bruning, Alexandria and Hubbell.
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History & History Related Items

A fort was built near what is now Hebron. It was named Fort Butler, after the state's first governor. A group of people called the Union Colony arrived in the area in 1869. They finally platted a town which did not develop. then, another man, Ed Past, organized another town on the north of the river. The people of the colony called it their city of refuge. A minister, Ives Marks, settled on the name of Hebron from the Bible for the new town. Soon stores, hotels and even a newspaper started up. Hebron was named the county seat for the newly created Thayer County in 1871 and has remained such. Premium Mills was built in 1873 and was important in the building up of the town. The railroad came to town in the early 1880s. With the arrival, more growth occurred. A bad tornado came through in 1953 and destroyed most buildings in town. People were resilient, though, and rebuilt most buildings within a year's time.

Here is a history page for Hebron.
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The incorporation of Hebron

6 May 1872


Home of the World's Largest and Longest Porch Swing
This huge swing is not on a porch, but in City park at 5th and Jefferson. The city says the porch will hold 24 children or 16 adults!

See photos of Hebron.
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Economy & Industry

Agriculture is the major part of the local economy with general livestock farming and cash grain farming.
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Hebron City Government

City of Hebron, Nebraska

Hebron has a Mayor - Council form of government. The Mayor and Council provide all leadership for the city.

Hebron is the county seat of Thayer County.

Hebron Chamber

Hebron Chamber of Commerce

Hebron Organizations

Hebron Chamber of Commerce

Hebron Libraries

Hebron Secrest Library
146 North 4th Street
P.O. Box 125
Hebron, NE 68370
Phone: 402-768-6701

Hebron Schools

Thayer Central Community Schools
930 Eads Avenue
Hebron, Nebraska 68370
Phone: 402-768-6117 Hebron


The population of Hebron was:
1990 - 1,765
2000 - 1,565
2003 - 1,469
2009 - 1,302

Population density:
2000 - 1,118.5 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 46 years

number of housing units:
1990 - 782
2000 - 761

Median household income:
2000 - $ 31,000
2008 - $ 44,259

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 20,505
2008 - $ 29,870

Median house value:
2000 - $ 52,200
2008 - $ 83,289

Hebron is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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