Introduction to Wayne, Nebraska
A group of people from Lee County were among the first settlers of Wayne. They had arrived here in 1869 and were joined by another group in 1870. With an extension of a railroad line, the prairie village of Wayne was formally established in the year 1881. Railroad officials originally named the area "Brookdale," but it later changed to "Wayne" in memory of General Anthony Wayne.
Wayne and nearby Attractions
- Swedish Heritage Center
- John G. Neihardt Center
- Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center
- Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
- Willow Creek State Recreation Area
- Milwaukee Railroad Roundhouse Historic Site
Things To Do In Wayne
Sunnyview Park, Nebraska Street Park and Cunningham Field are popular local recreational spots. The city is also home to a number of churches, including the First Church of Christ, the Praise Assembly of God Church and the First Baptist Church.
Wayne Municipal Airport is the nearest airport.
Wayne Higher Education
Wayne State College is the local institution of higher educational. Others in the neighborhood include the University of South Dakota, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Creighton University, Northeast Community College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.