Geneva is the county seat of Fillmore County in Southeast Nebraska. It's roots go back to 1871 when the first post office was established. The town of Henry was originally platted to become the county seat, but it was decided by a vote of the county residents that the county seat be located in the center of the county.
The town's name was suggested by the teenage daughter of the owner of the farm upon which the town was built. Geneva, Illinois, had been their former home. The present courthouse, built in 1893 and listed on the National Register of Historical Places, is located in the center of Geneva covering a two block area.
The 2,300 current inhabitants of Geneva boast a well-staffed hospital, three medical clinics, and a nursing home. Many businesses supply their other needs. Recreational facilities include a golf course, theater, downtown gym and senior center, a large park with a swimming pool, and four mini-parks for young children.