Nebraska State Facts and History

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Nebraska Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Pete Ricketts (Republican)
  • Capital: Lincoln
  • Population: 1,934,408 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 76,824.17 sq km
  • Water Area: 523.64 sq km
  • Total Area: 77,347.81 SQ KM
  • Width: 210 miles
  • Length: 430 miles long
  • State Motto: “Equality Before the Law”
  • Nickname: Cornhusker State
  • Electoral votes: 5
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 3 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Beautiful Nebraska”
  • Date of Statehood: March 1, 1867
  • Time Zone: Mountain (GMT −7 hours)
  • Official Website of Nebraska:
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: NE
  • Origin of name: Nebraska’s name is the result of anglicization of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge)

State Symbol of Nebraska

State BirdWestern meadowlark
State FishChannel catfish
State FlowerGoldenrod
State FossilMammoth
State GemBlue chalcedoney
State GrassLittle bluestem
State InsectHoneybee
State MammalWhitetail deer
State MottoEquality before the law
State NicknameCornhusker State; Beef State
State RockPrairie agate
State TreeCottonwood

College & Universities

Alegent Health School of Radiologic TechnologyMidland University
Bellevue UniversityMyotherapy Institute
BryanLGH College of Health SciencesNebraska Christian College
Capitol School of Hairstyling and EstheticsNebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Central Community CollegeNebraska Indian Community College
Chadron State CollegeNebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
Clarkson CollegeNebraska Wesleyan University
College of Hair DesignNortheast Community College
College of Saint MaryPeru State College
Concordia University-SewardRegional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology
Creighton UniversitySoutheast Community College Area
Dana CollegeSummit Christian College
Doane College-CreteThe Creative Center
Fullen School of Hair DesignUniversal College of Healing Arts
Grace UniversityUniversity of Nebraska at Kearney
Hastings CollegeUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha
ITT Technical Institute-OmahaUniversity of Nebraska Central Administration System Office
Josephs College of Beauty-LincolnUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center
Kaplan University-Lincoln CampusUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kaplan University-Omaha CampusVatterott College
La’James International CollegeVatterott College-Spring Valley
Little Priest Tribal CollegeWayne State College
Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare School of Radiologic TechnologyWestern Nebraska Community College
Metropolitan Community College AreaXenon International Academy-Omaha
Mid-Plains Community CollegeYork College

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
  2. Durham Museum
  3. Fun-Plex
  4. The Rose Theater
  5. Joslyn Art Museum
  6. Lauritzen Gardens
  7. Omaha Children’s Museum
  8. The Amazing Pizza Machine
  9. Carhenge
  10. Indian Cave State Park
  11. Old Market Omaha
  12. Joslyn Castle
  13. Heartland of America Park
  14. Lincoln Children’s Zoo
  15. Nebraska State Capitol
  16. Ashfall Fossil Beds
  17. Gene Leahy Mall
  18. Holland Performing Arts Center
  19. Niobrara State Park
  20. Strategic Air and Space Museum
  21. Stuhr Museum

Famous Natives and Residents

Grace Abbottsocial worker;
Bess Streeter Aldrichauthor;
Grover Cleveland Alexanderbaseball pitcher;
Fred Astairedancer and actor;
Max Baerboxer;
Bil Bairdpuppeteer;
George Beadlegeneticist;
Marlon Brandoactor;
William Jennings Bryanpolitical leader;
Warren Buffettinvestor;
Johnny CarsonTV host;
Willa Catherauthor;
Dick CavettTV entertainer;
Richard B. Cheneyvice president;
Montgomery Cliftactor;
James Coburnactor;
William “Buffalo Bill” Codyshowman;
Sandy Dennisactress;
Mignon Eberhartauthor;
Harold “Doc” Edgertoninventor;
Ruth Ettingsinger and actress;
Fr. Edward J. Flanaganfounder of Boys Town;
Henry Fondaactor;
Gerald Ford formerpresident;
Bob Gibsonbaseball player;
Howard Hansonconductor;
Leland Haywardproducer;
Robert Henripainter;
David Janssenactor;
Francis La Flescheethnologist;
Melvin Lairdpolitician;
Frank W. Leahyfootball coach;
Harold Lloydactor;
Malcolm Xcivil rights advocate;
Dorothy McGuireactress;
Julius Sterling Mortonpolitician and journalist;
John G. Neihardt epicpoet;
Nick Nolteactor;
George W. Norrissenator;
John J. Pershingarmy general;
Nathan Roscoe Poundeducator and botanist;
Red CloudIndian rights advocate;
Mari Sandozauthor;
Standing BearIndian rights advocate;
Robert Tayloractor;
Susette La Flesche TibblesOmaha Indian activist;
Paul Williamssinger, composer, and actor;
Julie Wilsonsinger and actress;
Darryl F. Zanuckfilm producer.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Marlon Brando
  2. Henry Fonda
  3. Hilary Swank

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