Founded: 1857Location: Southeast portion of Nebraska at the
intersection of State Highway 4 and U.S. highways 77 and 136, 39
miles south of Lincoln, 100 miles southwest of Omaha and 179 miles
northwest of Kansas City.Population: approximately 13,000Airport: Beatrice Municipal Airport offers many of
the services found at larger airports without the associated costs
and headaches. The airport's management and staff make it easy to
extend your visit to Beatrice beyond the airport's boundaries.
Whether you're flying in for a few hours, for a day, or for a
week-long vacation from the hustle and bustle of the city, Beatrice
airport is at your service.
County Seat: Gage CountyLand Area: 8 square milesElevation: 1,324 ft.Within 1 Hour of: Interstate 80, The Nebraska
State Capitol building in Lincoln. Commercial Airport, Downtown
Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, major shopping centers;
numerous lakes and recreation areas.Famous Natives: Actors Robert Taylor and
Harold Lloyd.Form of Government: Mayor and City Council
(all elected).Renowned Businesses: Dempster Industries is the
oldest manufacturer of windmills in the nation; Paddock Kensington
Hotel is a historical building with supervised retirement
apartments; Exmark Manufacturing produces Toro; Indian Creek Mall
was the first and only shopping mall in Beatrice; Hoover Group
manufacturers of storage tanks and shipping containers was founded
in 1911; Store Kraft Manufacturing and Corporate Headquarters was
established in 1920 and produces store fixtures.
Homestead National Monument: Southeast Nebraska's
only national park. Learn about the impacts the Homestead Act had
on the U.S. and the world. Experience the monument's unique
features, including the award-winning Heritage Center, the
Palmer-Epard Cabin, a 100-acre tall-grass prairie, the Education
Center, and the Freeman School. There is no entrance fee. All
programs and events are free. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. From Memorial Day through
Labor Day: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Largest Employers: Beatrice State Developmental
Center 697, Exmark Manufacturing Company 400, Beatrice Community
Hospital and Health Center 365, Mosaic 350, Beatrice Public Schools
281, Good Samaritan Society 225, Store Kraft Manufacturing 190,
NEAPCO Inc. 186, City of Beatrice 139.
Health Facilities: Beatrice Community Hospital
(25-bed critical access hospital with 18 active medical staff and
about 100 consulting, affiliate and courtesy medical staff). There
are three out-patient clinics, 25 physicians or physician's
assistants, 12 dentists, 303 nurses, six optometrists or
ophthalmologists, and three veterinarians.Library: The Beatrice Public Library provides a
variety of services, including books, videos, DVDs, audio books,
free Internet search service, periodicals, genealogy, and local
history collections.Main Street Beatrice: The Organization
Committee is committed to obtaining consensus, clarity and
cooperation between all who are affiliated with Main Street
Beatrice. Affiliates include Main Street Beatrice representatives,
downtown business owners and employees, Main Street partners, city
representatives, volunteers, civic groups, building owners, and
individuals with an interest in the downtown area.Schools: Beatrice High School, Beatrice
Middle School, Cedar Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School,
Paddock Lane Elementary School, and Stoddard Elementary School.
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