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The population of Tekamah is approximately 1,852 (1990), 1736 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 827 (1990), 715 (2010).

The amount of land area in Tekamah is 2.851 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tekamah to Washington DC is 1072 miles. The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 70 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tekamah is positioned 41.77 degrees north of the equator and 96.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Tekamah location: about 45 miles from Omaha.

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Tekamah history:

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Tekamah was established in October, 1854. It was incorporated as a town in October 1854. It was later incorporated as a city on 14 March 1855.

It is said the name for the town was chosen by the "luck of the draw." In a diary belonging to colonel B. R. Folsom, he indicated that it was difficult to choose a name for the new settlement. Therefore, each of the members of the exploration party wrote their choice on a slip of paper and dropped it in a hat. They all agreed that the first name drawn out would be the name for the new town. Tekamah was drawn out first and the town was named as agreed. The man who wrote the name was William Byers, a surveyor. It is said that Tekamah means "big cottonwoods," which makes sense due to the abundance of cottonwood trees along the banks of the creek and throughout the area. Another translation appears to come from the Egyptian or Arabic Language with the meaning, "bloody battlefield." This group believe that several tribes of Indians fought with a "pale face foe" in the valley. Later, evidence was found in the form of human bones that would help bear out this version. Though it is not really known what prompted him to suggest the name, it still remains unique. Burt County may claim the only Tekamah in the world!
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Burt County Museum
PO Box 125
Tekamah, NE 68061
Phone: 402-374-1505

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