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Phelps County, Nebraska


"Magic City"
County Seat of Phelps County

Page Contents for Holdrege, Nebraska

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Holdrege is approximately 5,349 (2005), 5495 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,526 (1990), 2351 (2010).
The amount of land area in Holdrege is 9.007 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Holdrege is 3.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.037 sq kilometers.
The distance from Holdrege to Washington DC is 1231 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 144 miles. (as the crow flies)
Holdrege is positioned 40.44 degrees north of the equator and 99.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Holdrege elevation is 2,335 feet above sea level.
Holdrege median income is $ 36,225 (2000).
The Holdrege median home price is $ 69,800 (2000).


25 miles south of the east-west geographic center of the United States. It is in southern Nebraska about 187 miles from Lincoln. Other nearby communities include Atlanta, Funk, Loomis, Ragan, Wilcox, Huntley, Axtell and Bertrand.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for Holdrege and the area.
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History & History Related Items

The Holdrege community has a strong Swedish heritage. It was founded in 1883 and named for George W. Holdrege, the general superintendent of the B&MR Railroad. It was incorporated in 1884

This page has a nice history summary on it, along with a number of other items. .
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The founding of Holdrege



Official website for Holdrege

Learn more about Holdrege at this site.

Nebraska Prairie Museum - Many exhibits including a WWII German POW Camp that was named Camp Atlanta. This display is sponsored by the Nebraska Prairie Museum under the direction of the Phelps County Historical Society.

The Promise of the Prairie Statue
Designed and cast by famous sculptor, George W. Lundeen for the city centennial in 1983. It is located in North Park.
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Holdrege City Government

City of Holdrege
P.O. Box 436
502 East Ave.
Holdrege, NE 68949
Phone: 308-995-8681
Fax: 308-995-5486

Holdrege has a mayor-council form of government with a City Administrator. Council members are elected to four-year terms.

Holdrege Chamber

Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce
423 East Avenue, PO Box 200
Holdrege, NE 68949-0200
Phone: 308-995-4444 Fax:308-995-4445

Holdrege Organizations

Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce
423 East Avenue, PO Box 200
Holdrege, NE 68949-0200
Phone: 308-995-4444 Fax:308-995-4445

Holdrege Libraries

Holdrege City, Phelps County and South Central Regional Library
604 East Ave.
Holdrege NE 68949-2213
Tel: 308-995-6556
Fax: 308-995-5732
Hours: Mon.-Thur. 9:00am-8:00pm, Fri. & Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm

Holdrege Schools

Here is an education page for Holdrege.

Holdrege Public Schools

Holdrege High School
600 12th Ave
Holdrege NE 68949
Phone: 308-995-6558
Fax: 308-995-8662


Central Community College - Holdrege Center
PO Box 856
317 East Ave
Holdrege NE 68949
Phone: 308-995-8133
FAX: 308-995-5695

CCC (Central Community College) Adult Education
600 12th Avenue
Holdrege, NE 68949
Phone: (308) 995-5734 Holdrege


The population of Holdrege was:
1990 - 5,671
1999 - 5,671
2000 - 5,636
2005 - 5,349

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