Tribune, the county seat, is home to over half of the county's 1,456 residents with a population around 765. Home to over 80 businesses, including four restaurants and three lodging establishments, Greeley County Health Services, the County Courthouse and Greeley County Schools, Tribune is the county's hub for goods, activity, and community interaction.
Founded in 1885 by W.C. Gerard of The Town Company, Tribune was originally known as Chappaqua. The name was changed shortly after Chappaqua's founding. The county's naming now centers around Horace Greeley, famed newspaper publisher and the man who coined the famous phrase "Go West, young man."
A quick drive down the town's main street, Broadway, reveals a number of family-owned businesses and services for the local resident or any out-of-town guests. Additional businesses are located along Greeley Avenue and Highway 96, with various others located throughout town.
The Horace Greeley Museum located in the historic stone courthouse invites you to a wealth of Greeley County history. Enhance your visit at our local down home restaurants and comfortable lodging establishments.
Greeley County has 23,715 acres of walk-in hunting.