The first buildings in Grant were built in Ogallala and hauled across the prairie in March of 1886. Other towns established by the C.B. & Q. Railroad in Perkins County, which are still in existence today, are Brandon, Elsie, Madrid and Verango.
The main street of Grant has been designated a Downtown Historical District by the Nebraska State Historical Society and is home to the Perkins County Historical Museum.
Madrid was dubbed "Trail City" because of its close proximity to the Texas Trail, which passed just east of the city. Historical markers in western Nebraska mark the trail.
Elsie was named in honor of the beautiful and accomplished daughter of C.E. Perkins, president of the C.
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Grant Golf Course features a nine-hole, grass green course. The reasonably priced public course offers a variety of holes in the rolling hills of Southwest Nebraska that are great for beginners while offering a challenge for expert golfers. Visitors welcomed and no tee times are necessary.Grant, NE Golf Courses