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.




October Newsletter




Annual Chamber Banquet

Monday October 27th

Arbor Manor    5:30 pm Social Hour,  6:30 pm Dinner Served

Reservations can be made by calling 402-274-3521

Buy one Meal Get One Meal Free (per membership) if reservation made by Wednesday October 15th.  Cost $20 per plate.



Friday October 31st

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Trick-or-Treating Downtown, Courthouse Square and Crestview Shopping District

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Crestview Shopping District Activities.  Activities include: Bouncy house, Face-painting, Fortune Telling, Costume Contest, Pumpkin Bowling, and many more games!  Auburn Optimists will be serving popcorn and sno-cones.  Don't forget, Subway and Pizza Hut will be open too!


Christmas Opening

Thursday November 20th

Santa Claus will be coming to town and stopping by City Hall.  Crafts at the Senior Center while you wait.  Sales and promotions at retailers in Auburn.  Christmas Retail Promotion starts.


37th Annual Chamber Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday December 6th      

Nemaha County Wellness Center      9:00 am to 3:00 pm

United Methodist Church Cookie Walk

Trinity Lutheran Church Women's Bazaar




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