Welcome to Fairbury, Nebraska, located at the junction of Highways
15 and 136 in southeastern Nebraska, along the path of the Oregon
Trail as it enters the state. Here are some of the reasons why
Fairbury, Nebraska is a great place to visit, work and live!
The Town of Fairbury was first platted in anticipation of the coming of the railroad as it followed the Little Blue River northwestward. Named after Fairbury, Illinois, the hometown of one of its founders, Fairbury, Nebraska began as a 160-acre plot of land with a town square in the center. The Jefferson County Courthouse proudly stands in the town square and is still the center of county business today.
The historic downtown square looks much like it did nearly a hundred years ago when many of the buildings were constructed. Fairbury, Nebraska possesses one of the largest historic districts in the Midwest with nearly 100 historic buildings in the downtown district. It is in these buildings where you'll find luxurious accommodations, fine dining, art galleries and antique shopping, all in a four block area.
Pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail and later pioneers following
the prosperity of the railroad, all had their influence on Fairbury,
and evidence of pioneer history is everywhere you look. Wagon ruts
are still visible along the trail at Rock
Creek Station State Historical Park just 6 miles southeast of
A passion for trains and those who worked for the railroad
may lead you to The Rock
Island Railroad Museum, housed in the Rock Island Depot, which
once served as Western Division Headquarters.
The Fairbury, Nebraska area boasts world-class
hunting opportunities. Sportsman from all over the world come to huntpheasant, quail,
turkeys and white tail deer. In the spring, the sky is black and
fields are white with snow geese following their migratory paths
to their summer feeding grounds.
Fairbury is a great place to do business. Fairbury is home to
not only Fairbury's past, but it's future. Several global companies
who use today's technology to market their products and grow their
businesses, call Fairbury "home". Companies like Prairie
View Industries, Lambert Vet Supply and Endicott
Clay Products all benefit from the resources Fairbury has to
offer, keeping them competitive in today's global economy.
When you visit Fairbury, Nebraska, whether it be for business
or pleasure, be sure to come downtown, where you'll experience
our rich history and unique charm. The pioneering spirit lives
We look forward to welcoming you, our Guest.