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Bellevue, Nebraska

Bellevue City is located in the eastern part and is the third largest city in the U.S. State of Nebraska. Bellevue is on the Missouri River border with Iowa and is the oldest town in Nebraska. The city has over 640 acres of parks, wooded and paved trails that stretch for miles, and dozens of ball fields. The city is perhaps most known for being the historical home to Strategic Air Command and, today, US Strategic Command.

To See And To Do In Bellevue

  • The Fontenelle Bank Building
  • Fontenelle Forest
  • Fontenelle Hills Golf Course
  • The First Presbyterian Church
  • Strategic Air and Space Museum
  • The Sarpy County Museum

History Of Bellevue - Timeline

In 1805, Lewis and Clark explored the area. In 1822, an American fur trader and Indian agent, named Joshua Pilcher, built a fur trading post in Bellevue. In 1828, Lucien Fontenelle, a French-American fur trader, purchased the fur trading post. In 1832, Lucien Fontenelle sold the post to the US government.

In 1833, Bellevue was permanently settled. In 1846, the fur trader Peter Sarpy, set up a ferry between Bellevue and St. Mary's in Iowa. In 1854, the First Presbyterian Church was built. In 1855, Bellevue was incorporated. In 1856, the Fontenelle Bank building was completed. In 1869, the railroad went through Bellevue. In 1875, the Fontenelle Bank building became Bellevue City Hall. In 1890, a one-room schoolhouse was built.

In 1966, Bellevue College was established, today's Bellevue University. In 2010, the Bellevue Medical Center opened.