General Information


Superior is near the geographical center of the United States, located in Nuckolls County, two miles from the Kansas-Nebraska border on State Highways 8 and 14.; located in the center of U.S. transportation routes including Omaha, Lincoln, Denver, Kansas City and Chicago which is just a day's drive.

The City of Superior derived its name from early settlers who spoke of the "superior" quality of land stretching east and west along the Republican River Valley.

A look back into Superior's past reveals an abundance of history. William Louden, the founder of Superior, left Illinois in April 1871 and brought his possessions to Nebraska. The following year a dugout was constructed and the first post office was opened. In the spring of 1875, the first store buildings and school house were built. The town was surveyed in 1875 but not incorporated until August 4, 1879.

Proud to be the Victorian Capital of Nebraska, Superior celebrates its heritage each Memorial Day Weekend by hosting its annual Victorian Festival honoring Lady Evelyn Brodstone Vestey. The Nebraska farm girl who went on to become the highest paid female executive of her time and, who, later in life married an English Lord. Lady Vestey was a strong supporter of the Superior community her entire life and after her death, her ashes were sent back to Superior for interment, making her the only British nobility to be buried in the State of Nebraska.

The south-central Nebraska community of 1,900+ residents believes in itself. Voters approved the extension of the city sales tax allowing for community improvements and the continuation of economic development efforts.

Due to collaborative efforts, expansion has taken place at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior Family Medical, Superior Airport, Superior Country Club and Superior Schools. horse and buggy Casey's General Store, Kingswood Court, Dollar General, and Aurora Cooperative built new facilities. Aurora Cooperative, one of Nebraska's largest cooperatives, partnered with global business firm CHS Inc.

The downtown business district is on the National Register of Historic Places while Superior maintains its hometown USA enviornment seeking ways to flourish in today's modern society.