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Fairbury, Nebraska

  • Fairbury City Museum

    Fairbury City Museum

    This museum has been located for many years on the west side of the downtown square in Fairbury. It is now in a larger building that allows the display of items in a much more pleasant atmosphere a...
    Fairbury City Museum

  • Rock Island Depot Museum

    Rock Island Depot MuseumThe historic two-story Rock Island Depot, which housed the Western Division Headquarters of the Rock Island Railroad, is now a railroad museum. It houses Rock Island artifacts and memorabilia from Roc...
    Rock Island Depot Museum

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Four Corner Survey Marker

The Kansas-Nebraska Act of May 30, 1854, created the territories of Nebraska and Kansas, which had to be surveyed before settlement of the prairies could proceed. On May 8, 1855, Charles A. Manners set a cast-iron monument on the bluff west of the Missouri river at 40-degrees north latitude. In 1855

Fairbury, NE Historical Markers

Carnegie Library

In 1907, the Fairbury community received a grant of $12,500 from Andrew Carnegie. Ground was broken on October 5, 1908, and the library opened to the public December 10, 1909

Fairbury, NE Carnegie Libraries


I.0.0.F. Temple Building

What is today known as the Ackerman Building was originally called the I.0.0.F. Temple Building. It was the first building downtown to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The building housed the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 54 and was built in 1894-1

Fairbury, NE National Register

Things to do near Fairbury, NE

First Rural Mail Delivery

The establishment of this state's First Rural Free Delivery Mail Route (R.F.D.) by the United State Post Office Department to...