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About Phelps County
Just the place...
The fact that Phelps County is almost exactly in the middle of the country gives it some appeal to shippers of products, but more importantly, it’s a fact that gives a special flavor to this place and the people who live here.
Phelps County is Midwestern to the core. So, we don’t have too many fashion models or movie moguls, but we have more than our share of people who know the value of a hard day’s work, a good education, strong family ties, and meatloaf for dinner.
Because of its good schools, excellent healthcare, and affordable (especially compared to big cities) housing, we think Phelps County may be just the place for a lot of people – telecommuters, retirees, young families, entrepreneurs and others. We also think it might be just the place for a lot of businesses and entrepreneurs because of our hardworking labor pool, stable economy and central location.
Where we are
Phelps County is on the high plains in rural Nebraska – pretty much everything west of Lincoln is called rural Nebraska – situated between the Platte River a few miles north and the Republican River a few miles south.
It’s farm country, mostly. Although we have livestock operations here and there, Phelps County has long been one of the most productive crop-growing regions of the state and the country, owing in part to our location on top of the Ogallala Aquifer in addition to irrigation systems set in motion by our forward-looking ancestors almost 100 years ago.
Our solid agricultural economy is supported by a robust manufacturing sector and a growing healthcare community, giving Phelps County a diversified and relatively stable economy.
Five distinct communities
Five villages and towns break up the fields and pastures of Phelps County. Holdrege, the county seat is also the site of our beautiful County Courthouse. Bertrand, Loomis and Funk, respectively next largest in size, are all communities with solid agricultural ancestry and a deep-rooted sense of community. Atlanta, the smallest of our villages, comprises 130 hearty souls who’ve made a comfortable life right on the boundary between “town” and “country”.
Explore Phelps County
If you’re looking for a place with wide streets and big trees, with people you get to know and trust, a place with virtually no crime or traffic or pollution, Phelps County might be just the place for you.
We believe we have a lot to offer. And we invite you to explore.