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Sidney
Cheyenne County, Nebraska

ZipCodes
69162

Motto
" 1994 and 1995 Nebraska Community of the Year,"



Page Contents for Sidney, Nebraska

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Sidney is approximately 6,050 (1996), 6757 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,741 (1990), 2893 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sidney is 15.349 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sidney to Washington DC is 1432 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 334 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sidney is positioned 41.13 degrees north of the equator and 102.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sidney average annual rainfall is (precipitation) 18.29 inches per year
Sidney average temperature is 47.1 degrees F.

Location

off Interstate 80 in the western panhandle of Nebraska
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History & History Related Items

1867 was the year in which Sidney was first laid out. The Union Pacific Railroad built housing and associated buildings for their railroad workers. The town was named for Sidney Dillon who was then the president of the Union Pacific. In 1869, a military post named Fort Sidney was established to protect the people from occasional Indian attacks. By 1871 there was a school district formed in Sidney. The incorporated village of Sidney was formed in 1885.
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Attractions


Cheyenne County is Nebraska's largest wheat producer and one of the largest in the nation
Information about Sidney, Nebraska

The Fort Sidney Museum has many interesting items and a strong sense of the history of this area.
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Sidney Historical Events

1868 - 1894 The Cheyenne County Commissioners established the city of Sidney in 1884. Fort Sidney was established in 1868 and abandoned in 1894. There were many encounters with the Indians, and the Fort. The main battle was just Northwest of Sidney, and in the early 1870's, Major Thornburg and 500 men, encountered Chief Lone Wolf, killed many hundreds, and took 2000 as POW's, back to Fort Sidney.

Sidney Chamber

Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director
740 Illinois
Sidney, NE 69162
Phone: 308-254-5851
Fax: 308-254-3081

Sidney Organizations

Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director
740 Illinois
Sidney, NE 69162
Phone: 308-254-5851
Fax: 308-254-3081 Sidney

Miscellany

Average housing cost is $ 40,000.

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