Beatrice City Hall is located at 400 Ella Street, Beatrice NE 68310; phone: 402-228-5200.
Photo: Rachel Kilpatrick Purdy House, ca. 1915, 1201 North 11th Street, Beatrice, NE. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Photographed by User:Ammodramus (own work), 2012, [cc-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2013.
Beatrice was founded at the site of a Big Blue River crossing in 1857 by a group of settlers from St. Louis The town was named in honor of Julia Beatrice Kinney who was the daughter of Judge J. Kinney. Judge Kinney was the first president of the Nebraska Association, an organization created to explore the Nebraska Territory and recommoned townsites.
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