Hemingford, Nebraska

Located in the Nebraska panhandle county of Box Butte, Hemingford, Nebraska boasts a population of around 900. Settled by Canadian immigrants from Quebec in 1885 who named their community Hemingford after Hemmings Ford, Quebec, Canada. The 1870's gold rush in the Black Hills contributed to the growth of the area which revolved around the railroad. Ranchers, too, were drawn to the area and in the 1890's the community boasted of several merchandise stores, hardware stores, miliners, blacksmiths, saloons, a real estate office, a shoemaker, lumber yard and four daily passenger trains. In 1890, Hemingford became the second county seat after Nonpareil was by-passed by the railroad causing it to cease to exisit. In 1899, Alliance took the honor from Hemingford even removing the courthouse and moving it by rail. Hemingford has the Box Butte County fairgrounds however and it holds claim to one of the largest county fairs in the entire State. After several fires in the early 1900's Hemingford is home to few businesses, but does have a coffee shop/cafe in Treasured Grounds, a grocery store, Raben's Market and a motel, the Patriot Inn, as well as the Westco Cenex station for fuel.

The Hemingford Chamber of Commerce provides good information about upcoming events and current businesses.

Just nine miles north of Hemingford, Nebraska on a paved road you will find the beautiful, serene Box Butte Reservoire for camping and fishing and star gazing. A Nebraska State Park permit is required.

A coffee shop/breakfast/brunch place with daily lunch specials from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information about the day's lunch special give them a call at (308) 487-3444. They are located at 712 Box Butte Ave, Hemingford, NE. And tell them www.nebraskahighway2.com sent you!

Pat's Creative Sewing is a fun surprise located in the rural area of Hemingford, Nebraska. Sewing notions, bolts of materials of all makes and colors, sewing machines and books are all available in this family owned fabric shop.

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