Geneva, Nebraska

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Geneva is a city in Fillmore County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,226 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Fillmore County[3].



Geneva is located at 40°31′35″N 97°36′7″W / 40.52639°N 97.60194°W / 40.52639; -97.60194 (40.526288, -97.601885)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.

The city serves as the Fillmore County seat and is also home to the historic Fillmore County Courthouse. This two-story brick building was built in 1894 and has a prominent three-story clock tower which was installed by jeweler W.P. McCall in 1909. The courthouse underwent a multi-million dollar restoration and conservation project and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geneva is located approximately 24 miles south of Interstate 80 on U.S. Route 81, which is a part of the Pan American Highway, connecting Canada to Mexico.

The city is also home to the Nebraska Butterfly Association which is a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation of butterflies across Nebraska as well as to the development of eco-tourism in the Fillmore County Area.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,226 people, 957 households, and 618 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,486.5 people per square mile (573.0/km²). There were 1,050 housing units at an average density of 701.2/sq mi (270.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.01% White, 0.04% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.45% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

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