Jefferson County, which lies along Nebraska’s border with Kansas, is known for its rolling farm ground and tree-lined Little Blue River valley. Fairbury, population 4,200, is its largest town and county seat. Steele City is located 16 miles southeast of Fairbury and is home to the Steele City Flea Market and Farm Machinery Show every September.
Drivers enjoy picturesque U.S. Highway 136, also known as the Heritage Highway Scenic Byway. Long before modern-day motorists tooled through the peaceful countryside on pleasure cruises, 1830s and ’40s pioneers trudged along on their trek west.
Learn more about Jefferson County by contacting the Jefferson County Visitors Committee at visitoregontrail.org or (402) 729-3000.