Welcome to Columbus

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Welcome to Columbus, Nebraska, a progressive city that exudes a small-town charm and takes pleasure in its friendly, close-knit lifestyle. Serving as the county seat of Platte County, Columbus is situated in the east-central region of Nebraska, a short distance away from the convergence of the Platte River and Loup River. U.S. Highways 30 and 81 cross in the city, while Interstate 80 is a quick 50-minute trip from the area.

Columbus was established in 1856, acquiring its name from the first settlers who traveled to the area from Columbus, Ohio. Today, the city encompasses a populace of more than 21,000, not to mention a prosperous economic environment that boasts of a low unemployment rate and strong agricultural and industrial sectors. In fact, Columbus is the most industrialized city per capita in Nebraska.

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