Breslau, Nebraska

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House and two metal buildings; two cars and two pickups parked near house; truck parked near Quonset hut
Buildings in Breslau

Breslau is an unincorporated community in Pierce County, Nebraska, United States.[1] It is located on U.S. Route 20, approximately equidistant from Plainview and Osmond, at the corner of 541st Avenue.


Breslau had its start by the building of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad through that territory.[2] Breslau was originally built up chiefly by Germans.[3] It was named after Breslau, formerly in Prussia (in modern-day Poland).[4]

A post office was established in Breslau in 1911, and remained in operation until it was discontinuted in 1935.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Breslau, Nebraska
  2. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 133. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 114. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). Origin of Nebraska place names. Lincoln, NE: Works Progress Administration. p. 7. 
  5. ^ "Pierce County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

Coordinates: 42°21′01″N 97°41′56″W / 42.35028°N 97.69889°W / 42.35028; -97.69889