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Hayes County NE – Southwest Nebraska Real Estate
Rolling prairies, acres of pastureland, and a few sand hills scattered here and there make up Hayes County’s landscape.Famous for its county fair,this 713-square-mile county was named in honor of President Rutherford B. Hayes.
While it was established on February 19, 1877, it wasn’t until the second half of 1884 when Hayes County was organized officially. Like many of its neighbors in Southwest Nebraska, ranching played a huge part in the county’s early days – and it still does today. The county seat is the village of Hayes Center.
Hayes County Agricultural Land for Sale, Land for Sale in Nebraska and Nebraska Ranches for Sale
Parcels of fertile, loamy farmland are found in Hayes County, and the soil makes the agricultural real estate in the area highly attractive to those looking to launch a farming and/or ranching operation or those who are interested in expanding. The average size of farms here is over 1,500 acres and on average harvested cropland makes up a little over 20% of the land in farms.
Hayes County NE Real Estate and Homes for Sale
A number of commercial properties are also available in the communities that make up Hayes County. As for residential real estate in the area, the market is composed of a variety of single-family residences in traditional styles such as Cape Cod, Prairie School, and Ranch. There are some great starter homes as well as larger properties ideal for those looking to move up.
Hayes County Facts
Hayes County is composed of the following towns: Hayes Center (the county seat), Hamlet, Palisade, and Marengo. Administration of the public schools in the area is overseen by Hayes Center Public Schools.
Hayes County was the setting of one of the most notable events of Nebraska’s frontier days. This is where Grand Duke Alexis of Russia once famously decided to go on a buffalo hunt. In October 1871, the Russian royal made arrangements with President Grant to hunt in the Nebraskan central plains. The Grand Duke was able to shoot eight buffalo in the hunt that took place in January 1872. In his party were General George Custer and Buffalo Bill, among many now-iconic figures.