Kenosha Creek, Nebraska
Property Types: Farms, Waterfront, Home, Cabin, Recreational, Timber Land
Activities & Amenities
- Detached Garage
- Off Street
Words cannot describe the endless beauty of this property. Nestled along the banks of the Missouri River, Kenosha Creek is one of the most magnificent properties I have set foot on. The recreational opportunities on this one of a kind property are endless. Maintained trails throughout the property allow for easy travels while in your favorite ATV/UTV or vehicle. Thick hardwood timber, sprinkled with cedar trees, outline the trails and bluffs making the perfect habitat for all types of wildlife.
The home lies along Kenosha Creek and consists of 3 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms, and an oversized 3 stall detached garage. The home and garage are in excellent condition and could be used as a full time residence or a cabin for the new owner. If you choose to build, many additional house and cabin spots exist throughout the property. Rural water is provided to the structure in its current location.
The history this property boasts is extraordinary, which has been in the Beil Family since 1884. According to a document written by Patricia Sedlacek, “This site used to be known as Kanosha, but it was not incorporated until 1856. The little frontier riverboat town seemed to flourish for approximately ten years. There were several stores, a post office, school, saloon, doctor, wagon and blacksmith shop, and many residences. At some point in the mid 1860’s, it began to fade into obscurity.
Lewis and Clark note that their campsite of July 20th was approximately one quarter mile above Spring Creek, below a high bluff, on the left side of the river (Moulton). This would put their campsite approximately one half mile south of the Kanosha site and north of Rakes Creek, most probably between mile markers 578 and 579 at the base of the bluff known as Flag Pole Point on the Biel property (Wood). What Lewis and Clark noted as Spring Creek was later named Rakes Creek, and due to the rerouting of the Missouri River in this area by the Core of Engineers in the 1940’s, it now empties into the river farther south than it did in 1804 (Wood). There is a marker at Flag Pole Point noting the spot as a Lewis and Clark survey point. It is not hard to speculate that a member of the expedition climbed to this spot to see what lay ahead for the next day’s journey, as it is one of the highest points in Cass County. The fact that this spot has been marked as a Lewis and Clark survey point is in itself historically significant."
With close proximity to Lincoln and Omaha, you can be in your favorite deer stand in minutes! Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or want to own a property that is a part of Nebraska history, this is it!