Address: 4.5 mi. NW of Beatrice on NE 4, Beatrice, Nebraska. County/parish: Gage.
Park name: Homestead of America. 5 contributing buildings. 1 contributing site. 1 contributing object.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
Homestead National Monument of America, a unit of the National Park System, commemorates passage of the Homestead Act of 1862, which allowed any qualified person to claim up to 160 acres (0.65 km2) of federally owned land in exchange for five years of residence and the cultivation and improvement of the property. The Act eventually transferred 270,000,000 acres (1,100,000 km2) from public to private ownership.
The national monument is five miles west of Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska on a site that includes some of the first acres successfully claimed under the Homestead Act. The national monument was first included in the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966 (ID 66000115).(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000115