Keystone, Nebraska

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Keystone, Nebraska
The Little Church in Keystone is listed in the National Register of Historic Places[1]
The Little Church in Keystone is listed in the National Register of Historic Places[1]
Keystone, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
Keystone, Nebraska
Keystone, Nebraska
Location within the state of Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°12′58″N 101°35′1″W / 41.21611°N 101.58361°W / 41.21611; -101.58361Coordinates: 41°12′58″N 101°35′1″W / 41.21611°N 101.58361°W / 41.21611; -101.58361
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyKeith
Elevation
3,100 ft (900 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (MDT)
ZIP codes
69144
GNIS feature ID830490

Keystone is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in central Keith County, Nebraska, United States. It lies along local roads near the North Platte River, northeast of the city of Ogallala, the county seat of Keith County.[2] Its elevation is 3,100 feet (945 m).[3] Although Keystone is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 69144.[4]

History[edit]

Keystone had its start by the building of the Union Pacific Railroad through that territory.[5]

Historical site[edit]

Keystone is home to the Little Church at Keystone, designed by Thomas R. Kimball and built in 1908.[6][7] The town was too small to hold two churches, so several community members funded the construction through bake sales. The church has a Catholic altar on one end, a Protestant lectern at the other, and hinged pews to make the seats reversible.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nebraska National Register Sites in Keith County". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 62.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Keystone, Nebraska, Geographic Names Information System, March 9, 1979. Accessed April 26, 2008.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Burr, George L.; Buck, O. O. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 123.
  6. ^ Chiat, Marilyn Joyce Segal (October 7, 1997). America's Religious Architecture: Sacred Places for Every Community. John Wiley & Sons. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-471-14502-8.
  7. ^ a b "Thomas R. Kimball Elected to Nebraska Hall of Fame". Nebraska History News. Lincoln, Nebraska, USA: The Nebraska State Historical Society. 71 (4): 8–9. 2017.