"Northeast Nebraska's Busiest Community"
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Northeast Nebraska's Busiest Community!
Bloomfield's strength lies in the people who have made productivity and quality workmanship trademarks of this area. Bloomfield is a haven for those who prefer small-town life over city living. The community presents opportunity for those who want to develop a business. There aren't many places left where you can work during the day and go fishing and boating in the evening. If you want to mix some fun into your day, Bloomfield is the place for you.
Bloomfield, population 1,126 (2000 Census), is located in the northeast corner of Nebraska, 20 miles from South Dakota and 65 miles from Iowa. Bloomfield serves as a major business center in Knox County. The community's business sector serves an agriculture and related services area of more than
Founded on October 2, 1890, Bloomfield has been touted from its early existence as "The Busy City." The location was chosen to accommodate a railroad fueling stop. The name was suggested because of the many wild flowers blooming on the prairie. In January 1891, the village was incorporated. Throughout the late 1890s, Bloomfield was a typical railroad town with the main street populated by railroad families. The Bloomfield Monitor newspaper began publication in 1890. In 1891, a large mill, elevator and school were built. Telephone service was offerred in 1898.
In 1918, the first Knox County fair was held in Bloomfield, a tradition that has continued ever since. In 1956, the construction of Lewis & Clark Lake, located 18 miles north of Bloomfield, positively impact the area's recreation and tourism. In 1973, a downtown improvement campaign was undertaken by individual businesses and was quite successful in the revitalization of downtown Bloomfield. Bloomfield celebrated it's centennial in 1990.
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City of Bloomfield
101 S Broadway St
PO Box 157
Bloomfield, NE 68718
P: (402) 373-4396
F: (402) 373-2820
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