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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska


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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Gering is approximately 7,751 (2000), 8500 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,332 (2000), 3361 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gering is 8.286 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gering to Washington DC is 1476 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 376 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gering is positioned 41.82 degrees north of the equator and 103.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The average winter temperature is 24.5 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 46.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.0 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 47.8 degrees F.


40 miles north of I-80 in the western Nebraska Panhandle area.
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History & History Related Items

When Gering was founded on 27 April 1887, it was known as Vendome rather than Gering. It wasn't long after the founding that the name was changed to Gering for the city's first banker, Martin Gering. Even though the railroad took more time to arrive in town than expected, Gering was named the county seat of Scotts Bluff County in 1888. The area is rich in the pioneer migration of the west.

Here is a history page for the area.
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Attractions in the area.

This website gives information about all aspects of Gering - Points of Interest, history, attractions, government and more

Gering Tourism Caboose
Highway 71
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-3380

The North Platte Valley Museum
11th & J
Gering, NE
Phone: 308-436-5411

Oregon Trail Speedway
260275 Highway 92
Gering, NE 69341-5401
Phone: 308-436-3650

Wyo-Braska Natural History
950 U St
Gering, NE 69341-2246
Phone: 308-436-7104

The Riverside Zoo
A 23 acre zoological park with many animals and featuring a walk through aviary.
Between Scottsbluff and Gering on South Beltline Highway
1600 South Beltline West
Scotsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: 308-630-6236

Scotts Bluff National Monument
A 3,000 acre park, this was a prominent natural landmark for emigrants on the Oregon Trail
PO Box 27
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-4340
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Gering City Government

City of Gering
1050 M Street
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-6888
Gering has a Council/Manager form of government with a 9 member city council and a mayor.


Scotts Bluff County Clerk
1825 10th St
Gering, NE 69341-2444
Phone: 308-436-6600

County Airport Manager
785 Rundell Rd
Gering,NE 69341-3725
Phone: 308-436-6700

Gering Historical Events

The youngest Miss America since 1921 was Teresa Scanlan from Gering. She was crowned 15 January 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The youngest winner ever was from Washington, D.C. Her name was Margaret Gorman who was just 15 when she won her title.

Gering Chamber

Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce
1517 Broadway
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: (308) 632-2133
Fax: (308)-632-7128

Gering Community Events

A Calendar for Scottsbluff and Gering

Gering Organizations

Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce
1517 Broadway
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: (308) 632-2133
Fax: (308)-632-7128

Gering Libraries

Gering Public Library
1055 P Street
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-7433
hours: Monday through Thursday 10 - 7, Friday and Saturday 10 - 6
librarian: Nadine DiBacco, Director (May, 2000)

Gering Schools

Gering High School
1500 U St
Gering, NE 69341-2049
Phone: 308-436-3121

Gering Public School Supt
1800 8th St
Gering, NE 69341-2942
Phone: 308-436-3125

Scotts Bluff County Superintendent of Schools
1825 10th St
Gering, NE 69341-2444
Phone: 308-436-6639 Gering


The population of Gering was:
1990 - 7,946
2000 - 7,751

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