Founded in 1854, Tekamah has been surrounded by an air of mystery ever since. The unconventional name was established with a draw of the early settler suggestions. The name Tekamah was the first one drawn and some believe this name, offered by William Byers, was an Indian translation of the phrase “big cottonwoods” which refer to the large trees which grew all over the territory and along the Tekamah creek. However, others believe that this name is a translation of “bloody battlefield” from the Arabic language referring to the Indian tribes fighting with settlers in the Tekamah valley.
Tekamah is located in Eastern Nebraska and is in the county seat of Burt County. The town covers an area of 1.3 square miles and is home to approximately 1700 people. The town is bisected by the meandering Tekamah creek, which is a tributary of Logan Creek. Nearby by Herman is a village in Washington County, Nebraska with a population of less than 300.
The history of Tekamah is associated with the founding of Burt County. The town stood alone until after the civil war, when settlers began establishing homesteads to the west. The town built up with a weekly mail route which provided service between Tekamah and Omaha, but it was the Omaha and North Western Railroad reaching Tekamah in 1876, which allowed the town to flourish.
Today, modern day Tekamah is filled with history and culture. There is a museum and some fantastic examples of nineteenth-century architecture. However, the town is still upgrading the water supply infrastructure and many residents rely on well water for their supplies, which can lead to a number of water issues including common problems such as very high water hardness.
Fortunately, EcoWater Nebraska services Tekamah / Herman from its Fremont service center, providing installation and maintenance services of its best-in-class water filtration systems designed to address Tekamah / Herman’s challenging 30 grains High hardness well water, BAD TASTING water, high TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), hydrogen sulfide water (smelly rotten egg sulfur in the farming areas), Nitrates from human and animal waste as well as agricultural pesticides and farming / livestock and WATER issues as a result of OLD DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS.
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Downtown Tekamah, Nebraska
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Bryant House (Tekamah, Nebraska)
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