Introduction to Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, in Cass county, is 17 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska . Part of the surrounding Omaha metro area, Plattsmouth is home to some 6,887 residents.
Plattsmouth was established as a trading post in 1854 by Sam Martin, Wheatley Mickelwait and Colonel Joseph Longworthy Sharp. At that time it was known as "the Barracks." OIt was organized in 1856 under the Charter of 1855. Plattsmouth gets its name from its unique position at the mouth of the Platt River. It is located in the Cass County, which was formed in 1854 and was named after General Lewis Cass.
Plattsmouth and nearby Attractions
- Schilling Wildlife Management Area
- Cass County Historical Society Museum
- Tregaron Golf Course
- Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
- Joslyn Art Museum
Things To Do In Plattsmouth
Plattsmouth offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The Cass County Historical Society Museum provides information about the city’s past and the Plattsmouth Public Library has a vast range of reading material. The Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is also a popular tourist destination. Local festivals include the King Korn Festival.
Air transportation is available from Eppley Airfield.
Plattsmouth Higher Education
The institutions of higher education near Plattsmouth are Bellevue University, Metropolitan Community College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Iowa Western Community College.