Wymore, Nebraska

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Wymore is a city in Gage County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,656 at the 2000 census. Wymore was founded on April 7, 1881 on land donated by Sam Wymore as a railroad town. The "Welsh Capitol of the Great Plains," Wymore became home to generations of immigrants from Wales, who continued their culture in day-to-day life, founding a Welsh-language church, school and cemetery, as well as preserving the Welsh traditions of poetry, dance, and intricate music in minor. In 2000, the Wymore Welsh Heritage Project was founded to preserve the legacy of these early settlers. It has since expanded to include a museum, an archive of genealogical records, and one of the largest Welsh-language libraries in North America. It is also home to the Southern Raiders a class C school that consists of students from Barneston, Holmesville, Blue Springs, Wymore, and Liberty. The school has won 2 state championships, both in wrestling(1974 and 1980). The Wymore Arbor State baseball ballfield also has one of the few covered, behind plate bleachers in the state.

Wymore, Nebraska is also the burial place of author and anthropologist R. Clark Mallam, whose book, Indian Creek Memories; A Sense of Place is set in and around the town.

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Geography

Wymore is located at 40°7′22″N 96°39′56″W / 40.12278°N 96.66556°W / 40.12278; -96.66556 (40.122765, -96.665494)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,656 people, 713 households, and 444 families residing in the city. The population density was 869.2 people per square mile (334.8/km²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 407.3/sq mi (156.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.68% White, 0.12% African American, 1.51% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

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