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  • Location of Fairbury, Nebraska


    Fairbury is also known as: Jefferson County / Fairbury city.


    Fairbury has been closely connected with railroading for much of its history. It was founded on the projected route of a railway, and grew as a shipping center. For nearly 80 years, it was the location of the Western Division headquarters of the Rock Island Railroad. Fairbury prospered with the Rock Island, and lost business and residents as the railroad declined and eventually went out of business. However, it retained a solid base of manufacturers, and remains the governmental and commercial hub of Jefferson County. In 1868, James B. Mattingly, a freighter originally from Kentucky, established a sawmill on the banks of the Little Blue River. Shortly thereafter, Woodford G. McDowell, a capitalist from Fairbury, Illinois, came to Nebraska to plat a town along the route of the St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad, which was to follow the Little Blue. In 1869, Mattingly and McDowell each contributed 80 acres (32 ha) for a new townsite, which they named after McDowell's hometown. The new town grew rapidly, even before the railroad's...

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  • Michael Wesch (professor and  film director) was born in Fairbury.

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    Some of the notable people born here have been: Michael Wesch (professor and film director).

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All Funeral Homes in Fairbury

Fairbury Cemetery Association
56924 Pwf Rd Send flowers
Fairbury, NE 68352


Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home
2414 H St Send flowers
Fairbury, NE 68352