Fremont History

Seven land speculators claimed the town site of Fremont on August 23, 1856. They were the town’s original “Pathfinders” with a vision in mind — that this piece of prairie would develop into a major rail center on the Union Pacific transcontinental railroad.  The downtown commercial center and residential areas developed, hotels were abundant and by 1906, three broad-based manufacturing industries — foundries, factories, saw mills — grew along the rail lines. Raw materials were shipped out. Fremont’s destiny was sealed. It would survive.

Just beyond the grasp of bustling Omaha, residents of Fremont have access to the energy of the metro's amenities whenever they want while daily enjoying the 5 minute commute to anywhere in town. Whether visiting or residing , all that come are considered Pathfinders. Creating. Exploring. Enjoying. Growing. Here. We Grow.

Fremont boasts attractive neighborhoods, top-notch schools, progressive medical facilities and a variety of retail centers and recreational outlets. With recreational opportunities and community amenities abounding Fremont is an excellent location for commuters to enjoy the quality of life special to rural Nebraska. Activity abounds as the community is home to the Fremont State Lakes, summer cultural events at the Louis E. May Museum, and during John C. Fremont Days. Fremont's historic downtown is home to several unique specialty shops, antiques, clothing stores & restaurants.  So come for a day or stay for a lifetime, all are welcome to 'find their path' in Fremont.