Omaha City, Douglas County, Nebraska (NE)

Omaha City

Douglas County, Nebraska

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Omaha City Hall is located at the Omaha‑Douglas City Center, 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68183.


Edgar Zabriskie House

Beginnings [1]

The City of Omaha traces its beginning to the establishment in 1853 of a ferry crossing that linked Council Bluffs, Iowa, with what would soon become the Nebraska Territory. The next year, speculators platted a 320-block townsite named Omaha, which subsequently became the territorial capital. By the Fall of 1854, twenty houses had been built within the community. These domiciles generally consisted of log cabins, sod dugouts and frame shacks. The Territorial Legislature granted a city charter to Omaha in 1857, which provided for a mayor and city council. Due to its location on the Missouri River, Omaha emerged as a significant steamboat stop, as well as a point of origin for several of the westward migration trails. These factors firmly established the community. But it was the construction of railroads and the establishment of agriculture that made the river town into a prominent city.

Neighborhoods

  • Applewood Heights
  • Chalco Pointe
  • Country Club Historic District
  • Highland Park
  • Minne Lusa Residential Historic District
  • Aksarben Heights
  • Aksarben Hill
  • Aksarben Village Apartments
  • Albrights Choice
  • Alscher Homes
  • Ames Place
  • Ames-Benson
  • Apsen Condos
  • Arbor Gate
  • Arbor Oaks
  • Arbor Ridge
  • Archer Place
  • Ardmore
  • Arlington
  • Armbock Parkview Estates
  • Armbrust Acres
  • Armour Place
  • Ashland Park
  • Aspen Condos
  • Auburn Hill
  • Autumn Grove
  • Autumn Heights
  • Autumn Ridge
  • Avalon
  • Baker Place
  • Balla Machree
  • Ballena
  • Ballena Replat
  • Banyan Hills
  • Barkalows
  • Barrington Park
  • Bartletts
  • Bay Meadows
  • Bay Shores
  • Bay Wood
  • Baywood
  • Beacon Hill
  • Beckwith
  • Bedford
  • Bedford Place
  • Beebe Runyan Lofts
  • Bel Air
  • Belcaro Heights
  • Belevere
  • Belle Isle
  • Belle Meade
  • Belmont
  • Belvedere
  • Belvedere Heights
  • Belvedere Point
  • Belvedere Vista
  • Bemis Park
  • Bemis Park Residential Historic District
  • Bennington Lake
  • Benson
  • Benson Acres
  • Benson Crest
  • Benson Gardens
  • Benson Heights
  • Benson View Acres
  • Bensonhurst
  • Bensonvale Acres
  • Bent Creek
  • Bentley Apartments
  • Beverly Hills
  • Beverly Manor
  • Birch Tree Lofts
  • Birchfield
  • Birkhauser
  • Blackstone
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Blossoms Apartments
  • Boardwalk Condos
  • Boulevard Park
  • Bowers
  • Bowery Hill
  • Bowling Green
  • Brevoort Place
  • Briarcliff
  • Briarwood Apartments
  • Bridgeford
  • Bridlewood
  • Briggs Place
  • Brighton Square
  • Bristol Square
  • Brittany Estates
  • Broadmoor Heights
  • Broadmoor Hills Apartments
  • Brook Hollow
  • Brookfield
  • Brookhaven
  • Brookline
  • Brookline Hills
  • Brown Park
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Buckeye Place
  • Burlington
  • Burlington Road
  • Burlington Square
  • Butler Ridge
  • Caldwell Acres
  • Cambridge Oaks
  • Camden Grove
  • Campbell Vale
  • Candlewood
  • Canterberry Crossing
  • Capitol Townhomes
  • Carat Homes
  • Carriage Hill
  • Carriage Hills
  • Carrigan Place
  • Carthage Addition
  • Casita Villa
  • Castle Creek
  • Castle Heights
  • Catalpa
  • Cattail Creek
  • Cedar Addition
  • Cedar Brook
  • Cedar Hills
  • Cedar Hollow
  • Cedar Ridge
  • Centennial
  • Central Park
  • Chapel Hill
  • Charleston Woods
  • Charlsew Heights
  • Cherry Garden
  • Cherry Hills
  • Cherry Ridge
  • Cheyenne Country Estates
  • Chicago Square Condo Prop Regime
  • Chimney Ridge
  • Christie Heights
  • Cimarron Woods
  • Cinnamon Acres
  • Cinnamon Creek
  • Clairmont
  • Clairmont Heights
  • Clarks Place
  • Clearview
  • Clifton Hill
  • Clifton Place
  • Cloverdale
  • Club Terrace
  • Coburns
  • Colfax
  • Collier Place
  • Colonial Acres
  • Colonies
  • Columbus Park
  • Concord Place
  • Concord Square
  • Condos at Mill Pointe
  • Conestoga Place
  • Conrad
  • Contour Park
  • Convent Place
  • Copper Hollow
  • Copper Ridge
  • Copperfields
  • Cornish Heights
  • Coronado
  • Corrigan Place
  • Cottage Park
  • Cottonwood Creek
  • Country Club Heights
  • Country Club Hills
  • Country Club Manor
  • Country Club Woods
  • Country Manor
  • Country Squire Estates
  • Coventry
  • Coyote Run
  • Creighton
  • Creighton Heights
  • Creighton Park
  • Creightons
  • Crescent Oaks
  • Crescent Park
  • Crestwood
  • Crosskey Village
  • Crown Park Apartments
  • Crown Point
  • Cummings Heights
  • Dahlman
  • Davenport
  • Dean Place
  • Deauville
  • Deer Creek Highlands
  • Deer Park
  • Deer Ridge
  • Deerwood
  • Denises
  • Denman Place
  • Dennetts
  • Devries
  • Dickinsons Landing
  • Dillons
  • Disney
  • Donovans
  • Drews Hill
  • Druid Hill
  • Dundee
  • Dundee Park
  • Dundee Place
  • Dundee Place Condos
  • Dunsany Flats
  • Eagle Point
  • Eagle Run
  • Eagle Run West
  • Echo Hills
  • Eckerman Place
  • Edgemoor
  • Edgewood
  • Edwards Place
  • Eldorado
  • Elizabeth Place
  • Elk Creek Crossing
  • Elk Ranch Estates
  • Elk Ridge
  • Elkhorn View Estates
  • Elmwood Acres
  • Elmwood Gardens
  • Elmwood Park
  • Elmwood View
  • Emerald Oaks
  • Englewood
  • Epworth
  • Erskine Park
  • Escalante Hills
  • Evanston
  • Fair Meadows
  • Fairacres
  • Fairfax
  • Fairview Heights
  • Fairway Point
  • Fairway Ridge
  • Falcon Ridge
  • Falling Waters
  • Farmington Woods
  • Faulkland Heights
  • Fawn Heights
  • Field Club
  • Fire Ridge Estates
  • Firestone
  • Five Fountains
  • Florence
  • Florence Fields
  • Florence Mills
  • Florencewood
  • Fontelle Square
  • Fontelle View
  • Fontenelle Estates
  • Fontenelle Meadows
  • Fontenelle Park
  • Fontenelle View
  • Forbes
  • Ford Lofts
  • Forest Hill
  • Forest Run
  • Fort Redman
  • Fountain Hills
  • Gambles
  • Garden View
  • Gardiner Acres
  • Georgetown
  • Gifford Park
  • Giles Ridge
  • Ginger Cove
  • Giovanna Rows
  • Glen Oaks
  • Glenbrook
  • Golden Hills
  • Golden Valley
  • Gramercy Park
  • Grand Oaks
  • Green Meadows
  • Greenacres
  • Greenfield
  • Greentree
  • Halcyon Heights
  • Hammond Place
  • Hanover Falls
  • Hanscom
  • Hanscom Park
  • Hansen Place
  • Hansens Country Club Hills
  • Happy Hollow Hills
  • Harrison Heights
  • Harrison Hills Apartments
  • Harrison Woods
  • Hartman Avenue
  • Harvey Oaks
  • Hawaiian Village
  • Hawes
  • Hawthorne
  • Hencks
  • Hensons
  • Heritage Hills
  • Hickory Ridge
  • Hickory Ridge
  • Hidden Creek
  • Hidden Hills
  • High Meadows
  • Highland Gardens
  • Highland Gardesn
  • Highland Place
  • Highland South
  • Highlander
  • Hill Top Manor
  • Hill View
  • Hillcrest
  • Hillsborough
  • Hillsborough Estates
  • Hillsdale
  • Hillside Acres
  • Hilltop Gardens
  • Hilltop Heights
  • Hilltop Manor
  • Hoffman Terrace
  • Holling Heights
  • Holy Cross
  • Homdedale
  • Homestead Acres
  • Homestead Addition
  • Homewood Park
  • Hoppers
  • Horizons
  • Hummingbird Heights
  • Hummingbird Hill
  • Indian Creek
  • Indian Hills
  • Iron RIdge
  • Irvington
  • Jackson Square
  • Jamison Condominiums
  • Jetters
  • Joslyn Castle Townhomes
  • Junction View
  • Kameo Estates
  • Kellys
  • Kensington
  • Kenwood
  • Keystone
  • Keystone Meadows
  • Keystone Park
  • Kilby Place
  • Kimball Lofts
  • Kingswood Estates
  • Kirkwood
  • Knob Hill
  • Knoblauch Addition
  • Knolls Townhomes
  • Knollwood
  • Kochers
  • La Vista
  • Lafayette Place
  • Lake Cunningham Hills
  • Lake Cunningham Ridge
  • Lake Forest
  • Lake Ridge Estates
  • Lake Shore
  • Lakeview Heights
  • Lakewood Gardens
  • Lakoma Heights
  • Latvian Tower
  • Laurel Park
  • Laurelton
  • Laytons
  • Le Beau
  • Leavenworth Heights
  • Leawood
  • Lee Valley
  • Legacy Villas
  • Lenox
  • Lincoln Heights
  • Linden Estates
  • Linden Park
  • Lindenwood
  • Linwood
  • Lloyds Addition
  • Lockwood
  • Logan Place
  • London Square Apartments
  • Lonergan Woods
  • Longview Addition
  • Looking Glass Hills
  • Loveland Addition
  • Lowes Addition
  • Lynch Park
  • Maenner Hillside
  • Maenner Meadows
  • Maloneys Addition
  • Mammouth Park
  • Manchester Park
  • Manchester Ridge
  • Maple Crest
  • Maple Grove
  • Maple Hill
  • Maple Village
  • Mapleview
  • Maplewood
  • Marshs Addition
  • Maryville
  • Mathews
  • Maxwell
  • Mayfair
  • Meadow Crest
  • Meadow Ridge
  • Meadowbrook
  • Meadowbrook Estates
  • Meadowview
  • Melrose Hill
  • Meridan
  • Merrifield Village
  • Miami Heights
  • Midtown
  • Midtown Crossing
  • Military Avenue
  • Millard Heights
  • Millard Highlands South
  • Millard Oaks
  • Millard Park
  • Miller Park
  • Millpark Estates
  • Miracle Hills
  • Mission Heights
  • Mission Hills
  • Mission Park
  • Mission Pines
  • Mission Ridge
  • Mockingbird Heights
  • Mockingbird Hills
  • Molton Meadows
  • Monmouth Park
  • Montclair
  • Montclair West
  • Monterey Village Condos
  • Morningside
  • Morton Heights
  • Morton Meadows
  • Morton Park
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mount Vernon
  • Murphys Addition
  • Murray Hill
  • Nakoma Townhomes
  • Nelsons Creek
  • Newport
  • Newton Addition
  • Nielsens
  • North Gold Coast
  • North Oaks
  • North Omaha
  • North Ridge Heights
  • Northern Hills Estates
  • Northfield Addition
  • Northhampton Court
  • Northwest Village
  • Northwood Heights
  • Northwoods Estates
  • Norwick Addition
  • Oak Brook
  • Oak Heights
  • Oak Hills
  • Oak Hills Highlands
  • Oak Knoll
  • Oak Ridge Estates
  • Oakbrook Meadows
  • Oakdale Woods
  • Oakhurst
  • Oakmont
  • Old Loveland
  • Old Market Downtown
  • Old Market South
  • Olive Crest Country Estates
  • Omaha Heights
  • Omaha View
  • Orchard Heights
  • Orchard Hill
  • Orchard Hill
  • Orchard Park
  • Orchard Place
  • Overland Hills
  • Overlook Addition
  • Pacific Heights
  • Pacific Hollow
  • Pacific Meadows
  • Pacific Pines
  • Pacific Pointe Estates
  • Pacific Ridge
  • Pacific Springs
  • Pacific Woods
  • Palisades
  • Papillion
  • Park East
  • Park Forest
  • Park West
  • Parkside
  • Parkvale
  • Parkwood
  • Pattersons
  • Pawnee Hills
  • Paxton
  • Peaceful Valley
  • Pebblebrooke
  • Penfields
  • Pepperwood
  • Pheasant Run
  • Piedmont
  • Piedmont Townhomes
  • Pierce Point
  • Pine Creek
  • Pine Ridge
  • Pinecrest
  • Pinetree
  • Pinewood
  • Piney Creek
  • Plainview
  • Ponca
  • Ponca Hills
  • Poppleton Park
  • Portal Ridge
  • Prairie Hills
  • Prairie Lane
  • Prairie Park
  • Prairie Pointe
  • Prairie Ridge
  • Prairie Village
  • Pratts
  • Prospect Hill
  • Prospect Place
  • Quail Hollow
  • Quail Ridge
  • Quail Run
  • Queens Addition
  • Radial Hills
  • Radio Heights
  • Rainwood
  • Rambleridge
  • Ramblewood
  • Ranch View Estates
  • Ranch View Place
  • Raven Oaks
  • Redicks
  • Redmans
  • Reeds
  • Regency Homes
  • Regency Townhomes
  • Rener Gardens
  • Residences on the Green
  • Richmond Addition
  • Ridgefield
  • Ridgewood
  • Rileys
  • River Park Apartments
  • Riverfront Place
  • Riverside Hills
  • Roanoke
  • Roanoke Estates
  • Robin Hill
  • Robin Valle
  • Rockbrook
  • Rockbrook Creek Estates
  • Rockbrook Heights
  • Rockbrook Park
  • Rockbrook Village
  • Rogers
  • Rogers Ridge
  • Rolling Hills
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Rorick Condominiums
  • Rose Garden Estates
  • Rose Hill
  • Roxbury
  • Royal Woods Estates
  • Royalwood Estates
  • Saddle Hills
  • Saddlebrook
  • Sagewood
  • Savanna Shores
  • Scarborough
  • Schlesingers
  • Schriver
  • Schwalbs
  • Seven Pines
  • Seville
  • Seymours Addition
  • Shadow Glen
  • Shadow Lake
  • Shadow Run
  • Shadow View
  • Shadowbrook
  • Shaker Heights
  • Shelbys
  • Sherman
  • Sherwoods
  • Shimers
  • Shinns
  • Shulls Addition
  • Signal Hill
  • Silver Creek Estates
  • Silverleaf Estates
  • Silverwood
  • Skylark Heights
  • Skyline Meadows
  • Skyline Oaks
  • Skyline Ranches
  • Skyline Woods
  • Solomons
  • Soma Lofts
  • Somerset
  • Sothridge
  • South Omaha
  • South Shore Heights
  • South Side Acres
  • South Side Terrace
  • Southbridge Condos
  • Southfork
  • Southridge
  • Southshore Heights
  • Southside Acres
  • Southwest Village
  • Spanish Village
  • Spring Green
  • Spring Lake
  • Spring Ridge
  • Spring Tree Apartments
  • Springbrook
  • Springhill
  • Spyglass Hill
  • St Andrews Pointe
  • St Clare Condominiums
  • Standing Bear Pointe
  • Standing Bear Village
  • Sterling Ridge
  • Still Meadow
  • Stone Brook Villas
  • Stone Creek Village
  • Stone Park
  • Stonecrest
  • Stonegate
  • Stonehenge
  • Stoneridge
  • Stonybrook
  • Sullivans
  • Sumbrust Acres
  • Summerwood
  • Summit Hill
  • Summit Park
  • Summit Ridge
  • Summit Townhomes
  • Sun Valley
  • Sunburst
  • Suncrest
  • Sunny Slope
  • Sunny View
  • Sunridge
  • Sunset Hills
  • Sunset Valley Condominiums
  • Sunshine Addition
  • Sunshine Farms
  • Sunshine Meadows
  • Sutton Place
  • Swanson Towers
  • Syndicate Hill
  • The Hamptons
  • The Jackson Apartments
  • The Mill at Timber Creek
  • The Prairies
  • The Reserve
  • The Ridges
  • The Sanctuary
  • Thomas Woods
  • Thomasville Apartments
  • Thornburg
  • Tiburon Estates
  • Tiburon Pointe
  • Tiburon View
  • Timber Creek
  • Tomahawk Hills
  • Tomlinson Woods
  • Torrey Pines
  • Tower Plaza
  • Town & Country
  • Towns at Little Italy
  • Tranquility View
  • Traverhurst
  • Tregaron
  • Trendwood
  • Tudor Arms
  • Turnbridge
  • Turtle Creek
  • Tuscan Ridge
  • Tuttles
  • Twilight Hills
  • Twin Ridge
  • Twin Towers Condominiums
  • Twinridge
  • Underwood Hills
  • Union Place Addittion
  • University Place
  • Upland Homes
  • Urban Heights
  • Wakeley
  • Wallace Place
  • Walnut Grove
  • Walnut Hill
  • Walnut Lake
  • Walnut Ranches
  • Walnut Ridge
  • Waterford
  • Waverly Park
  • Wedgewood
  • West Bay Shores
  • West Bay Springs
  • West Bay Woods
  • West Benson
  • West Country Club Heights
  • West Dodge Addition
  • West Dodge Station
  • West Fairacres
  • West Highlands
  • West Lawn Addition
  • West Lawn Hill
  • West Lincoln
  • West Loveland
  • West Moreland
  • West Omaha
  • West Pacific Hills
  • West Shores
  • West Side
  • Westbrook
  • Westchester Addition
  • Westchester of Millard
  • Western Addition
  • Western Hills
  • Western Oaks
  • Western Springs
  • Western Trails
  • Westgate
  • Westgate
  • Westmont
  • Westmoreland
  • Westridge
  • Westside
  • Westwood
  • Westwood Heights
  • Whispering Hollow
  • Whispering Pines
  • Whispering Ridge
  • White Hawk
  • Whitehall
  • Whitehawk
  • Wiercrest
  • Wilcox Addition
  • Willow Creek
  • Willow Park Apartments
  • Willow Park South Apartments
  • Willow Wood
  • Wilshire Heights
  • Wilson Gardens
  • Wilsons
  • Winchester Heights
  • Windridge Estates
  • Windridge Hills
  • Windsor Place
  • Witherbee
  • Wood Creek
  • Woodbine
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodgate
  • Woodhaven Meadows
  • Woodhurst
  • Woodlands
  • Woodlyn Park
  • Woods Park
  • Woods Place
  • Woodstone
  • Woodyard
  • Wycliffe
  • Wyland
  • Wyman Heights
  • Wyndham Hill Apartments
  • Wyndham Villas Apartments
  • Wynnewood
  • Yale Place
  • Yorkshire Hills

During the 1850s, Omaha was among the several starting points discussed for the proposed transcontinental railroad, but movement on the issue did not occur until the start of the Civil War. The first step of this process began in 1862 when local entrepreneur Edward Creighton completed a transcontinental telegraph that connected Omaha and points east with San Francisco. Also in that year, the Pacific Railroad Act created the impetus to place the transcontinental railroad's eastern terminus in Omaha. Construction on the railroad began after the Civil War and Omaha boomed as a result. Thousands of workers flocked to the city to work on the railroad or in its supporting businesses. Omaha grew between 1865 and 1870 from a town of 3,000 to a city of 16,500, the western boundary of which was 36th Street. As a result, Omaha cemented its status as the largest city in Nebraska.

After the transcontinental railroad was completed, Omaha became a regional metropolis due to the rapid settlement of Nebraska and the upper Great Plains. The city was transformed into an important agricultural shipping center as a result of the region's growing farm production.

  1. Heritage Research, Ltd, Menomonee Falls, WI, prepared for the City of Omaha and the Nebraska State Historical Society, City of Omaha: Neighborhoods of Dundee and Twin Ridge/Morton Meadows, Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey, August, 2004, www.nebraskahistory.org, Reconnaissance Surveys and final county reports, accessed August, 2011.

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