About Curtis, Nebraska


OUR HISTORY: Captain R. O. Phillips of the Lincoln Land Company chose the site for the present town of Curtis, a few miles west of the original site. The land was purchased from B. B. Baker and Oliver P. Kibben for this site, as the town was to be on the route of the forth-coming Burlington Railroad. The railroad came to Curtis on October 6, 1885 and the first passenger train pulled into town September 15, 1886. The town of Curtis was established May 13, 1886 and became officially incorporated as a village on January 13, 1887. Curtis has the distinction of being designated as Nebraska's "Easter City" by the legislature in 1981. The Easter Pageant has been held for over 40 years on Palm Sunday. It features a narrator, choir, and seventeen "living picture" scenes in which local residents portray familiar events, paintings, and statuary.

Interesting Facts About Nebraska's Easter City

  • Curtis is located in the Medicine Creek Valley of southwest Nebraska on Nebraska Highway 23. Only 30 minutes from 5 different lakes, the hunting and fishing is the best in the region.
  • The population of Curtis is approx. 832
  • The approximate number of families is 407.
  • The amount of land area in Curtis is 3.266 sq. kilometers.
  • Curtis is positioned 40.63 degrees north of the equator and 100.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.
  • Approximately 260 students attend Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
  • Distance to nearest public airport..... 3 minute(s)
  • Elevation..... 2,625 feet
  • Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $350 / Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $300 / Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $40,000


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