10 Interesting Facts About Bellevue, Nebraska
Facts About Bellevue
- Bellevue, Nebraska is the second largest city in the United States of America named “Bellevue,” behind Bellevue, Washington.
- Bellevue began when a fur trading post was built in 1822 by Joshua Pilcher, then president of the Missouri Fur Company based in St. Louis.
- The Elevation of Bellevue is 1159 ft, above sea level.
- Bellevue has a total area of 16.02 square miles, of which 15.85 square miles is land and 0.17 square miles is water.
- Bellevue was incorporated in 1855.
- Bellevue is the oldest continuous town in Nebraska, credited by the Nebraska State Legislature as being the state’s second-oldest settlement; previously it served as the seat of government in Nebraska.
- On December 8, 1941, The first divided highway in Nebraska was built from the south Omaha city limits to Offutt Air Force Base.
- Bellevue housed the Strategic Air Command’s headquarters shortly after the Second World War.
- The city was named Bellevue by Early French Canadian trappers because of its picturesque beauty.
- The estimated population of Bellevue is 64,176, as of 2020, making it the third-largest city in Nebraska.