DeWitt Historical Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Biker Ozzy
N 41° 54.535 W 096° 44.912
14T E 686732 N 4642115
Quick Description: DeWitt Historical site
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2008 8:14:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM4E96
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
Views: 16

Long Description:
Marker reads as follows

DEWITT HISTORICAL SITE

Site of the first permanent Cuming County settlement by the Benjamin B. Moore family in 1857, the town of DeWitt was laid out by an Omaha townsite company in 1857. The post office was established February 3, 1858, and discontinued May 26, 1871. In a hotly contested election in 1858, DeWitt lost the county seat to West Point by a vote of 12-7. All that remains of DeWitt is this native-sod cemetery.


Cuming County Historical Society
Nebraska State Historical Society

Cuming County
Marker 249

Nebraska 275, 4 miles west, 3/4 miles north of West Point
Turn at the sign for Historical Cemetery


Marker Name: DEWITT HISTORICAL SITE

Other: yes

City: Not Listed

Roadside: Not Listed

Web Address if available:: Not listed

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2. Picture of surrounding area (would prefer to have the marker in the picture also). Thanks!
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