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Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Bellevue is approximately 50137 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,960 (1990), 19142 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bellevue is 20.824 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bellevue to Washington DC is 1049 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 46 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bellevue is positioned 41.15 degrees north of the equator and 95.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

There is a dispute between Brownsville and Bellevue over which is the oldest town in Nebraska. Naturally, Bellevue supports its own case. There was a trading post at Bellevue founded by the early fur trading magnate Pierre Chouteau no later than 1830, but the issue will probably never be resolved. At any rate, Bellevue checked in very early in Nebraska's history. The Missouri River and its steamboat trade were important in early Bellevue. There was an army post at Fort Crook, not far from town, during the Indian wars. When Omaha became the important river port, Bellevue became a sleepy farm town. After World War II, the Strategic Air Command was headquartered there at Offutt Air Force Base. Things got busy again, and the streets got paved. Now Bellevue is a suburb of Omaha, but don't say that to one of the oldtimers. It's a pleasant little (though much bigger than when I grew up there!) town with good people.
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