Red Willow

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Finding information about this county was difficult and the only good link that I found is www.usacitylink.com/ne.html (where you can found information about the city McCook two good pages.)
In this report more than 80% of the information is about  the first city in the Red Willow county   "McCook". Little information about the other two towns are available on the net.
 

In Red Willow there are 3 town: McCook, Indianola and Bartley.


McCook

McCook, a community of about 8000 people, has a strong infrastructure in place in the areas of health care, education, city services, telecommunications and transportation. They've a highly educated work force with a strong work ethic that accepts new challenges with enthusiasm. Quality of life and McCook's central location make it a great place to live and to do business.

McCook, the county seat of Red Willow County, is located in the southwestern part of Nebraska--14 miles north of the Kansas border. U.S. Highways 6, 34, and 83 intersect in the community. Interstate 80 is 70 miles north and Interstate 70 is 90 miles south of McCook. Omaha is 284 miles northeast and Denver is 254 miles southwest.

TOPOGRAPHY

McCook lies on the terrace just north of the Republican River. The terrain of the area is gently rolling, becoming hilly just north of the city. The soil ranges from rich sandy loam to sandy. Drainage is good.

LOCAL ECONOMY

McCook, the county seat of Red Willow County, is the home of Nebraska's first junior college, now McCook Community College. Basic economic activities include farming, ranching, cattle and hog feeding, oil production, retail sales, wholesale sales, and manufacturing. Rail transportation and trucking are large contributors to the economy.

PRIMARY RETAIL TRADE AREA

The primary retail trade area extends 27 miles north, 38 miles east, 18 miles south, 46 miles southwest, and 72 miles west and contains approximately 28,000 people. The 121 retail firms in the community developed annual net taxable sales of $116,765,023 in 1995. The 39 wholesale firms in McCook distribute groceries, beauty supplies, bulk gas, farm and veterinary supplies, tires, paint, chemicals, glass, hardware items, chemicals, rubber hose, paper products, and computer supplies.

ELEVATION

McCook is 2,506 feet above sea level.


Bartley


Bartley, a trim village in eastern Red Willow County, is nestled against the north bluff of the Republican River Valley. Dry Creek, just west of town, took perverse pleasure in flooding Bartley until, as a demonstration project, it became the first total watershed control system in the United States.


Indianola

Indianola's citizens presently number 886, and support a good business district and a well equipped fire department.



 
 
 
 
 
 

This is the web site where you can find all the information about the county, any questions that need an answer can be found here.
I wrote down the only link where you can find more information than in this site for  the question sheet.

http://www.ci.mccook.ne.us/factbook.htm


County History

http://www.casde.unl.edu/history/counties/redwillow/redwillow.htm
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/redwillow/redwillow-p1.html
http://www.ci.mccook.ne.us/fhistory.htm

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