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City of Falls City

1705 Stone Street • P.O. Box 574 • Falls City, NE 68355
United States
(P) 402.245.2105  

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Total Employees: 62

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Founded in 1857, three years after the opening of the Nebraska Territory, “Falls City” was the Nebraska base on the “Lane Trail” through which free-state emigrants could be funneled into Kansas. At that time, Kansas Territory was in the throes of a bloody struggle between the pro-slave and anti-slave settlers. James Lane, a free-soil leader, was greatly impressed by the beauty of the Nemaha Valley at this point and noted the rich soil drained by the Nemaha. He also took note of the industrial possibilities which the falls of the river seemed to offer. Lane’s expectations for “a city by the falls” has undergone more than a century of change, yet with a strong, sustained growth peaked at 6,200 residents in 1950, with a 1990 population of 4,843.


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Falls City is Economic Development Ready

Falls City earned the prestigious Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community designation in 2009, a recognition of our community's economic development readiness. Learn More