History

Persistent rumors of a railroad route somewhere between the Elkhorn and Platte Rivers brought many German, Czech and Polish immigrants to the area. By 1885, plans became quite definite that the route would follow the South Pebble Creek and would come somewhere near the established Dodge Post Office. The Post Office had been named after Dodge County and has been operated by Anton Bartosh since 1872. On August 10, 1886, the town was platted and the post office was re-established at the new village platting. On September 17, 1895, a fire destroyed the entire business district and a portion of the residential area. Dodge rebounded and rebuilt.

Today, Dodge is a small thriving community that receives many compliments on its neat appearance and friendliness.  It is a place where neighbors form friendships and children can safely ride their bikes or walk anywhere in town.  Dodge is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Top Excuses To Make Dodge, Nebraska, A Stop On Your Next Road Trip:

  • So you don't have to lie when you say you got the hell out of Dodge!
  • Want to meet some friendly and crazy quilters.
  • Like to sit on a street bench and count how many people say hello.
  • Hungry and always wanted to eat lunch in a bank.
  • Thirsty and like small, friendly taverns.
  • Like poker runs.
  • Have a hankerin' for some fresh baked goods and homemade sausage.
  • Have a habit of crashing your car into others.  (Caution:  this is tolerated here only during the Demo Derby!)
  • Doing a government study on turn signal usage in small towns.
  • Like the "good life" at an unhurried pace.

With a population of 612, you can find us in the extreme northwest corner of Dodge County, just off east-west Highway 91; 35 miles northwest of Fremont, 70 miles northwest of Omaha, and 73 miles southwest of Sioux City, IA.

For more information, please contact the Dodge Village Clerk at 402-693-2239 or fax:  402-693-2975.