Bellevue is located in the eastern part in the state of Nebraska.
Bellevue is the third largest city in the state of Nebraska with a population of 50,137 residents (2010).
Bellevue is on the Missouri River border with Iowa and is the oldest town in Nebraska. The city has over 640 acres of parks, wooded and paved trails that stretch for miles, and dozens of ball fields. The city is perhaps most known for being the historical home to Strategic Air Command and, today, US Strategic Command.
To See And To Do In Bellevue
The Fontenelle Bank Building
Fontenelle Hills Golf Course
The First Presbyterian Church
Strategic Air and Space museum
The Sarpy County Museum
History Of Bellevue
In 1805, Lewis and Clark explored the area. In 1822, an American fur trader and Indian agent, named Joshua Pilcher, built a fur trading post in Bellevue. In 1828, Lucien Fontenelle, a French-American fur trader, purchased the fur trading post. In 1832, Lucien Fontenelle sold the post to the US government. In 1833, Bellevue was permanent settled. In 1846, the fur trader Peter Sarpy, set up a ferry between Bellevue and St. Mary's in Iowa. In 1854, the First Presbyterian Church was built. In 1855, Bellevue was incorporated. In 1856, the Fontenelle Bank building was comleted. In 1869, the railroad went through Bellevue. In 1875, the Fontenelle Bank building became Bellevue City Hall. In 1890, a one-room schoolhouse was built.
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