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The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
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The population of Farwell is approximately 152 (1990), 122 (2010).
The amount of land area in Farwell is 0.461 sq. kilometers.
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First begun in 1887, the community was known as Posen by the mostly Polish immigrants. It was on some land just northwest of the present town site. By 1889, there was a move to change the name and the Danish word, Farwell, was chosen. This name means good-bye. When a bad flood caused the town to re-locate a few years later, it was moved to the hill to the south of the former site. The landowner, Lincoln Land Company, pledged to move all the town buildings it the town could be moved to their land. This move did occur and by 1893, everything was moved to the new site on "the hill." Incorporation occurred in 1895 with the name name of Farwell being used by the post office and railroad depot. The village board and all village business used the name of Posen. Obviously, confusion resulted over the years. Unfortunately, it took until 1951 before official action was taken. The district court determined the official name of the town to be Farwell.
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