Introduction to Chadron, Nebraska
The community is named after Louis Charton, a fur trapper who ran a trading post on Bordeaux Creek in 1841. The town was formally established in 1884 when the Missouri Valley, Fremont and Elkhorn railroad passed through the area. Charles Henry King and his wife Martha were among the founders of Chadron.
Chadron and nearby Attractions
- Nebraska National Forest
- Dawes County Historical Society Museum
- Pine Ridge National Recreation Area
- Museum of the Fur Trade
- Chadron State Park
- Fort Robinson State Park
Things To Do In Chadron
Chadron celebrates several festivals throughout the year, including the Fur Trade Days and the Dawes County Fair every July and the History in Action Day every September. The historic sites of Chadron include the Hudsen-Meng Bison Bonebed, Fort Robinson and the Warbonnet Battlefield.
Denver International is the closest major airport.
Chadron Higher Education
Chadron State College, Black Hills State University and Technology and Casper College are all nearby.