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.



 November Newsletter

December Newsletter 



 2014 Auburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas Retail Promotion

November 20th to December 20th

Shop Local and Shop Often this Christmas Season for your chance to win over $1500 in Chamber Bucks and Merchandise!  Here is how it works:

Starting November 20th to December 20th, anytime you spend a minimum of $5.00 at a participating Chamber business, you can enter a chance to win prizes.  When you spend $5 at a participating Chamber Business, put your name and phone number on the back of your receipt and drop it in that merchant's gift box. Then the first four Mondays in December (1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd) winners will be drawn from those receipts.  

Here is a list of those businesses participating (click on the link for a full list)  (Please note some businesses may not have items to sell but have donated prizes for the promotion):

Participating Businesses Flyer for Christmas Promotion


December 1st Winners

December 8th Winners

December 15th Winners

December 22nd Winners 



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