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Sidney is a city and county seat of Cheyenne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,757 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe city was named for Sidney Dillon, a railroad attorney. It was founded in 1867 by the Union Pacific and grew up around the military base of Fort Sidney (also known as Sidney Barracks), where soldiers were stationed to guard the transcontinental railroad from potential Indian attacks.The town became the southern terminus of the Sidney Black Hills Stage Road which used Clarke's Bridge (near Bridgeport, Nebraska) to allow military and civilian traffic to reach Fort Robinson, Red Cloud Agency, Spotted Tail Agency, Custer, South Dakota, and Deadwood, South Dakota in the late 1870s and 1880s.Sidney is home to one of the Old West's Boot Hill cemeteries; many of those interred there were soldiers from the fort.GeographySidney is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.93sqmi, all of it land.Our United States trip generator combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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©Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Bayard
©Scotts Bluff National Monument, Gering
©Petrified Wood Gallery, Ogallala
©Boot Hill Cemetery, Ogallala
©Fort Morgan Museum, Fort Morgan
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Chimney Rock National Historic Site
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Scotts Bluff National Monument
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Petrified Wood Gallery
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