Box Butte County is located north of Morrill County in the state’s panhandle. The county is named after a large butte that resembles a box about 12 miles north of Alliance. Alliance is its largest town and county seat. Its 9,000 residents live about 58 miles northeast of Scottsbluff. Hemingford is a village of 800 about 18 miles northwest of Alliance.
Box Butte County might be a rural place, but it’s no stranger to tourists seeking beauty and oddities. Alliance is the home of Carhenge, Nebraska’s version of Stonehenge made out of old cars. It’s one of the most unique attractions in the state. Alliance also stands at the crossroads of Nebraska Highway 2 — the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway — and U.S Highway 385, the Gold Rush Byway.
Learn more about Box Butte County by contacting the Alliance Visitors’ Bureau at visitalliance.com or (308) 762-3876.