Boone County is in northeast Nebraska, wedged between Antelope County to the north and Nance County to the south. With a population of 1,600, Albion is the county seat and largest community in the county. The community is centrally-located within an hour of the larger communities of Grand Island, Columbus and Norfolk.
A sod house built on the banks of Beaver Creek in 1871 was the first settlement in Boone County, named for Kentucky explorer Daniel Boone, earlier that year. Omaha Indian Chief Logan Fontenelle was killed by his tribe’s Sioux enemies during a buffalo hunt here in 1855. Visitors can explore that same stretch of Beaver Creek today at Olson Nature Preserve near Loretto.
Learn more about Boone County by contacting the Albion Area Chamber of Commerce at (402) 395-6012 or cityofalbion-ne.com.