Hitchcock County NE – Southwest Nebraska Real Estate
Hitchcock County is composed of four communities, with Trenton being the county seat, and Palisade, Stratton, and Culbertson making up the remainder of the county. Home to close to 3,000 people, the over 700-square-mile county has an extremely low population density of just 4 people per square mile.
Like its neighboring counties in Southwest Nebraska and Kansas, Hitchcock is a farming and ranching area. For generations, the agricultural industry has been the primary source of livelihood of residents here.
Hitchcock County Agricultural Land for Sale, Land for Sale in Nebraska and Nebraska Ranches for Sale
Farming is a way of life here in Nebraska and much of the land throughout the state is used just for that. Agricultural real estate in Hitchcock County provides the perfect opportunity for individuals who want to be part of the industry that feeds and clothes millions, employs thousands and serves as the backbone of the economy.
Generally hilly, with a landscape varying from flat valley land to vast plains, the county’s soil is rich, with a mix of either stream or wind-deposited silt and gravel, clay and sand. Farms here have an average size of just under 1,500 acres and around 25% of the land in farms is irrigated harvested cropland.
Hitchcock County NE Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Residential and commercial properties are also available, with the most number of options in the population centers of Trenton and Culbertson. Choose from modest starter homes to sprawling farmhouses on large acreage. Some properties are being used as vacation homes and hunting lodges.
Hitchcock County Facts
• Enjoy the bounty of the nearby Swanson Reservoir,whosedeep blue waters are home to a flourishing population of trophy sized northern pike, walleye, and white bass. It is also an ideal camping site – just head to the nearby Spring Canyon Campground.
• Witness the annual Harvest Festival and Pawnee Pow-Wow that is held every first weekend of August, where the Native American population commemorates the last battle between Indian tribes that occurred near Trenton.
• The Massacre Canyon Monument, which is dedicated to the victims of the Massacre Canyon Battle, is the first historical monument erected in Nebraska by means of a federal grant.