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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
Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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!
Agriculture is the major part of the local economy with general livestock farming and cash grain farming.
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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 OrganizationsHebron Chamber of Commerce
Hebron Libraries Hebron Secrest Library
146 North 4th Street
P.O. Box 125
Hebron, NE 68370
Hebron Schools Thayer Central Community Schools
930 Eads Avenue
Hebron, Nebraska 68370
Phone: 402-768-6117 Hebron
Miscellany The population of Hebron was:
1990 - 1,765
2000 - 1,565
2003 - 1,469
2009 - 1,302
2000 - 1,118.5 persons per square mile
2000 - 46 years
number of housing units:
1990 - 782
2000 - 761
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.