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Nehawka Flint Quarries - NHR


category : Archaeology

Early archeologists observed nearly 300 unusual depressions in flint-rich areas of Pennsylvanian limestone formation along Weeping Water Creek near Nehawka. These features proved to be quarry pits dug by prehistoric inhabitants to depths of over ten feet. The massive amount of labor expended to obtain flint testifies to the importance of chipped stone to prehistoric people. The group most responsible for the mines is the Nebraska Phase, a farming and hunting culture that flourished in eastern Nebraska from A.D. 1100-1400. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Address: 7 miles Southeast of Weeping Water

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Limestone/Independence Day

The annual Limestone/Independence Day Celebration is a combined celebration of two former events, Limestone Days and Fourth of July.

Weeping Water, NE Festivals

Memory Lane Museum

The newest addition to the Heritage House Museum Complex is located in downtown Weeping Water in the building built by the Oddfellows for Oddfellows, Rebeccas, Masons, Eastern Star and Rainbow, I.O.G.T., G.A.R., Royal Arcanum and Royal Neighbors. The local newspaper,

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Gibson House - NHR

The Gibson House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an excellent example in Nebraska of Georgian architecture. The house also incorporates Italianate features in its design. The two-story brick dwelling was built for Mary

Weeping Water, NE National Register

Congregational Church/Library

The Weeping Water Public Library was constructed by community effort in 1871. Built of native limestone, it served as the Congregational Church until a new brick church was constructed in 1887-90

Weeping Water, NE Historic Churches

Theodore Davis Site - NHR

On a prominent natural terrace of Weeping Water Creek, the Davis village, located near the town of Weeping Water, is the most extensively studied community of the Nebraska Phase. This culture flourished along the Missouri River and its tributaries from A.D. 1100-1400

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Nehawka Flint Quarries - NHR

Early archeologists observed nearly 300 unusual depressions in flint-rich areas of Pennsylvanian limestone formation along...