Aviva Directory » Local & Global » North America » United States » States » Nebraska » Cities & Towns » Geneva

Founded in 1871, Geneva is the county seat of Fillmore County, Nebraska. When Henry Badger, a surveyor, came to Fillmore County in 1868, the county had been defined and surveyed, but it wasn’t yet organized. By 1870, several people had moved into the area of Geneva, except that the new settlement was first called Henry, for Henry Badger. However, when an election was called to organize the county and city in 1871, they voted to change its name to Geneva, for a city by that name in New York, and to name Geneva as the county seat. Kate Barnard, the first woman elected to statewide office in the United States was born in Geneva, serving as the first Oklahoma Commissioner of Charities and Corrections for two four-year terms, beginning in 1907. Geneva is north of Strang, west of Milligan, southeast of Grafton, south of Fairmont, and southwest of Exeter.

 

 

Recommended Resources


Search for Geneva on Google, Bing, or Yahoo!