Geneva, Nebraska

Geneva, Nebraska

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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Geneva Auditorium

The two-story brick Auditorium which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, opened in December 1915 as the new city hall and opera house. Its opening event that year was the local talent's production of the play "The Dutch Detective."

Geneva, NE National Register

Post Office W.P.A. Mural

In Geneva is the Geneva United State Post Office, a one-story, five-bay Georgian Revival-style building, constructed in 1939-40. One of its walls holds one of twelve murals in Nebraska listed on the National Historic Register commissioned by the Treasury Department'

Geneva, NE Arts

Family Fun

City Parks - Geneva's main city park is located at 13th and E Streets. The park contains new handicapped accessible playground equipment, ball fields, new tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, an outdoor swimming pool, and picnic facilities. Geneva also

Geneva, NE Recreation

George W. Smith House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this house was built in 1890

Geneva, NE National Register

Dempster Woods

Dempster Woods, currently a Bed and Breakfast, is the former home of two Nebraska senators, John A. Dempster and Charles H. Sloan. Their notable contributions to Fillmore County and the state of Nebraska add to the inn'

Geneva, NE Famous Homes

Things to do near Geneva, NE

Historic Forty-Niner Trail

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