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Plainview, Pierce, NE

Plainview was first settled around 1871 by William B. Chilvers... The first post office was established in 1872 and the township was named Roseville, in honor of Charles Rose, who was appointed the first Postmaster. In 1874, the name of the post office and the area were renamed to Plainview, after an early settler Christian Lerum made the suggestion. Over much deliberation with several names that the new community should be, Lerum attended a meeting and suggested Plainview after the peaceful flat area and a community in Minnesota where he traveled through. The early town fathers liked Lerum's suggestion and Plainview became a township.

The town was officially platted in 1880 and contained two general stores, two blacksmiths, two agricultural implement dealers, one drug store, one hotel, one doctor, two churches (Methodist and Congregational) and roughly 80 settlers. In April of 1886, the town was incorporated and officially became Plainview Township...

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Plainview, Nebraska, USA

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Plainview, Nebraska, USA

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Congregational Church
Plainview, Nebraska, USA

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Plainview, a banking post-village of Pierce co., Neb., on the Northwestern Line and the Great Northern R., 17 miles NW. of Pierce. It is the seat of Plainview Normal College. Pop. in 1900, 603.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Whether you're into outdoor adventures, local history, or just chilling out, Plainview has something for everyone. Here's a list:
Plainview Historical Center:
Start your journey by exploring the local history at the Plainview Historical Center. You'll get a glimpse into the town's past, with exhibits showcasing its development, key events, and the people who shaped it.

Plainview Country Club:
If you're up for a round of golf, head to the Plainview Country Club. Enjoy a game with friends or family amidst the scenic Nebraska landscape. It's not just about golf; the club often hosts community events, making it a hub for local socializing.

Willow Creek State Recreation Area:
Nature lovers, this one's for you. Take a short drive to Willow Creek State Recreation Area for some outdoor fun. Fishing, hiking, and picnicking are popular activities here. It's a great spot to unwind and soak in the beauty of Nebraska's countryside.

Local Eats:
Explore Plainview's culinary scene by checking out local eateries. From classic American diners to cozy cafes, you'll find a variety of options. Don't forget to ask the... Read MORE...

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photo of George Simeon BENNETTGeorge Simeon BENNETT (6 July 1862, Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, USA - 7 December 1929 , Plainview, Nebraska, USA)
photo of Hazel Alice BUCHANANHazel Alice BUCHANAN (30 July 1896, Osmond, Nebraska, USA - 17 August 1971, Plainview, Nebraska, USA)

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