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First United Methodist Church

The religious work done by the circuit riders in the 1860s and early 1870s which included Rev. C.W. Comstock and Rev. M.M. Smith laid the foundation for Methodism in the South Platte Mission, which included all of Saunders County except Ashland. In the spring of 1872, Rev. Richard Pearson was petitioned to serve Wahoo and a permanent Methodist Class was organized with 16 charter members. This was the beginning of the Wahoo Methodist Church.


Church was held in school and homes until 1881 when the first wooden church building was completed on the present site. In 1923, the brick church was completed with a gymnasium. The gym was well used by area schools, Boy Scouts, and the community for many years. In 1956, it was filled with sand creating more usable space in the basement. A 22' x 71' addition was added to the east side of the church structure along with remodeling in 1980.


The church's Gothic style structure is distinguished by a steep gabled sanctuary roof, pointed capitals at pilasters, external structure expression, a large central stained glass curvilinear window and leaded stained glass. The 125th anniversary of the church was celebrated in 1997.



Address: 7th and Beech

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Memorial Torpedo

Displayed on the front lawn of the Saunders County Courthouse is the only submarine memorial in the United States, a World War II torpedo dedicated to the serviceman of the war.

Wahoo, NE Memorials

Czechland Lake Recreation Area

Czechland Lake Recreation Area is a multipurpose reservoir located one mile north of Prague and 15 miles northwest of Wahoo, Nebraska on Highway 79. The area offers a variety of outdoor activities for all seasons.

The 82-surface-acre lake is situated on 177

Wahoo, NE Recreation

Saunders County Courthouse

In the early1900s the old courthouse building became inadequate which led to the construction of a new building. In 1903 a vote was held for the issuing of bonds and the construction of a proper kind of building for county purposes. It passed by a vote of 1,967 to 524

Wahoo, NE Historic Courthouses

David Letterman Late Show

Wahoo is the Home Office of the Late Show with David Letterman.

To see Wahoo as part of the Late Show website, look for Wahoo at:

www.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow//

Wahoo, NE One Of A Kinds

Mormon-Ox Bow Trail Marker

The Saunders County Historical Society was the recipient of one of two rocks making up the Twin Rocks marker on the Ox-Bow Trail through the generosity of Don Johnson of Ceresco and Christine Nygren of Ashland.

Wahoo, NE Historic Trails

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