Crofton, Nebraska - Population 754
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beta59
N 42° 43.749 W 097° 29.221
14T E 623862 N 4731847
Quick Description: Located in Northeast Nebraska just 10 miles south of the Missouri River & Lewis and Clark Lake, Crofton is a thriving community with a lot to offer.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2012 8:54:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMDQRG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
Rich in cultural history, prehistoric remains of the first human inhabitants in the Crofton and Knox County area have been found dating back to 1010 B.C. Modern day records show that there was trade between trappers and the Ponca Indians in 1789. In 1804, Lewis & Clark took five days to traverse the part of the Missouri River that lies just north of Crofton. In 1846, overland travelers, the Mormons, wintered near Crofton along the Niobrara River. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1865 created the territory of Nebraska and opened the doors for settlement. In 1868, the Fort Laramie Treaty gave Ponca land to the Sioux Indians in Knox County.
Address: East end of Crofton on State Highway 12

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