Historical Site

June 3, 2011


Sarpy County is brimming with historical attractions. From pioneer history to American Indian displays, there’s plenty to keep you active and engaged.

Bellevue Pioneer Cemetery
13th Avenue and Lord Boulevard, Bellevue
A tour of this cemetery is a history lesson through time. View the final resting places of many of the families who pioneered Bellevue. Among those buried here are Fenner Ferguson, the first chief justice of the Nebraska Territory; Big Elk, a prominent chief of the Omaha tribe; and archeologist and artist Dr. Gilder. (402) 292-1880

Fontenelle Bank
2212 Main Street, Bellevue
Built in 1856, the Fontenelle Bank today houses a unique collection of early Bellevue memorabilia including an original walk-in vault, exhibits depicting the city’s history, and rare samples of Greek-revival Italianate styling. A year after the bank’s founding, it closed, and the building became the Sarpy County Courthouse. In 1875 it became Bellevue City Hall. (402) 292-1880

Historic Log Cabin
1805 Hancock Street, Bellevue
A treasure trove of history, this cabin is believed to have been built in the 1830s. The home has changed hands just a few times with only three families occupying it between 1856 and 1950. The most recent resident lived there for more than 50 years without indoor plumbing or electricity. (402) 292-1880

Old Presbyterian Church
2002 Franklin Street, Bellevue
Step inside this historic building and you’re standing in the oldest church building in the state of Nebraska. Nineteenth-century oak pews, antique stained-glass windows, and summer gardens adorn the 150-year-old building. (402) 292-1880 To Reserve for your Event call Joan Farley 402-291-8565

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