Introduction to Elkhorn, Nebraska
Elkhorn, Nebraska, in Douglas county, is 15 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska. The city is considered part of the Omaha metropolitan area. Elkhorn has a population of 6,062.
Elkhorn was founded in 1865. It was surveyed by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1886 and was platted in 1867. It was originally named Elkhorn Station. Its first Catholic Church was established in 1868. The city was a municipality until 2005, when Omaha annexed it. It is in Douglas County, which was founded in 1854.
Elkhorn and nearby Attractions
- Swedish Heritage Center
- John G. Neihardt Center
- Milwaukee Railroad Roundhouse Historic Site
- Malcolm X Birthsite
- Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens
- Dead Timber State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Elkhorn
Elkhorn Ridge Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers. The Bethany Lutheran Church, the Peace Presbyterian Church, the Saint Patrick’s Church of Elkhorn and the Lord of Life Lutheran Church are some of the local churches. The Dead Timber State Recreation Area offers facilities for boating, camping, picnicking and fishing.
Eppley Airfield is the nearest major airport.
Elkhorn Higher Education
The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Belleview University, Creighton University and Iowa Western Community College offer courses for higher studies.