Brule, Nebraska

Brule, Nebraska

Brule, Nebraska, was established in 1886, when Major Isaac Barton and his wife, Elizabeth, purchased a quarter section of land they considered the \"garden spot of the county\" in the \"Great American Desert.\" Soon a lumberyard and store were built, and the community began to thrive. Rather than naming this community for themselves, the Barton\'s chose to name the town after 5,000 Brule Sioux Indians who camped there in 1872.

The presence of the Union Pacific Railroad was an inducement for farm families to settle near Brule. Merchants then came to support the area.

Brule, Nebraska, is a small rural village, located nine miles west of Ogallala on Highway 30 and Interstate 80, and just 18 miles southwest of Lake McConaughy.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

California Hill

California Hill was climbed by thousands of emigrants heading west during the covered wagon migrations of 1841-1860. Most were bound for Oregon, although California became the destination for many travelers after gold was discovered there in 1848

Brule, NE Landmarks

Diamond Springs Station Site

In 1859, the firm of Russell, Majors, and Waddell constructed this Pony Express station on a low terrace overlooking the South Platte Rover. After the Pony Express ceased operation in 1861, Diamond Springs was a stage and freight station under the ownership of Ben Holladay. A

Brule, NE Landmarks

Beauvais Ranche Station Site

Following a career with Pierre Chouteau, Jr. and Company, Geminian Pierre Beauvais established his own trading post in 1849

Brule, NE Landmarks

Things to do near Brule, NE

Fort Kearny Shooting Sports Association

New Shooting range facility located just northeast of Kearney on Highway 30 at the intersection of Poole Avenue and 115th Str...

Red Willow Camping

Camping and recreational facilities are new and modern. Top of the line camping is available at Willow View Campground , whic...