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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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