Auburn provides the sought after quality that many individuals and families strive to access.  As a vital community of the Midwest, Auburn continues to provide significant emphasis on meeting present and future family and community needs for education, health, housing, recreation, family life, community attractions as well as economic development,  retail business and industry.  Our progressive community is centrally located between Omaha, Lincoln and Kansas City.  The excellent location and quality of life are the envy of larger communities in which families may be overwhelmed by the dizzying pace of growth, “downsizing” or other developments of tomorrow.  Auburn provides stable support systems that are so vital to families, business and industry and which are the enviable stand of tomorrow.

The Tale of Two Cities:

Auburn, one of the newest cities in Nemaha County, included three earlier towns within its city limits—St. George, Sheridan, and Calvert.

The 40 acres of St. George, now northeast Auburn, were platted in the 1850s. Sheridan was surveyed as a 160-acre town site in 1868, just a short distance west of St. George. Calvert began in 1881 as the result of a new railroad depot site being selected south of Sheridan. The site was selected by the Burlington and Missouri Railroad, who purchased the land and named it in honor of Thomas E. Calvert, a railroad official.

Under the leadership of Church Howe and Charles Nixon, the towns of Calvert and Sheridan incorporated into the town of Auburn on May 1, 1882. The city was named after Auburn, New York.

Auburn became the county seat of Nemaha County on February 27, 1883. Nixon and Howe sold the land for a city park for $5,000, which now includes the memorial “Avenue of Flags” honoring all veterans from Nemaha County.

A vestige of the past, Auburn still supports two “downtown” areas—one being the courthouse square and the other in Sheridan along with the crestview business district in south Auburn.

Auburn is Nebraska’s first Tree City USA, an honor they have held since 1976.



May 2015 Newsletter

April 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter

January 2015 Newsletter




  Mark your Calendars!  

City-Wide Garage Sales Saturday June 6th.

Registration forms are now being accepted.  The cost is $10 per entry.  This fee will get your sale information included on the OFFICIAL MAP that will be distributed around Auburn.  We will also have a balloon for you to pick up to help mark your garage sale.  Ads will be placed in the local newspapers. 

Registration forms and the fee are due by Thursday May 28th.  Entries will NOT be placed on the map without payment.

Registration forms can be picked up at:

Auburn Chamber of Commerce (1101 J Street at City Hall)

Casey's General Store

Dutch Pantry

Glenn's Corner Market

Shell Speedee Mart

Sun Mart

If any of the locations run out, please contact the Auburn Chamber of Commerce at             402-274-3521 or auburnchamberofcommerce@gmail.com


2015 City Wide Garage Sale Registration Form


Auburn Chamber of Commerce 21st Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

Friday June 26, 2015


If you would like to know what is going on in Auburn and the surrounding area, then sign up for our Newsletter.  You can do this by emailing the Chamber under the "Contact the Chamber" tab