Introduction to York, Nebraska
The first permanent settlement in the area was established in 1865, marking the establishment of York County. York’s townsite was platted in 1869, and its first election was held a year later. The city was named after York, Pennsylvania.
York and nearby Attractions
- Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
- Anna Bemis Palmer Museum
- Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
- Olive Creek State Recreation Area
- Plainsman Agricultural Museum
- Blue River State Recreation Area
Things To Do In York
The numerous parks in the area, including Miller Park, Beaver Creek Park, Duke Park and Harrison Park, provide a variety of recreational facilities. The Church of the Nazarene, the Foursquare Church, Arbor Drive Baptist Church and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church are some of the local churches. One can also visit the Kilgore Memorial Library and the Levitt Library.
Lincoln Airport provides air transportation facilities.
York Higher Education
York College is the local college. Others offering higher education in the area include the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Central Community College, Northeast Community College and Creighton University.