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Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 4,737 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Keith County. In the days of the Nebraska Territory, the city was a stop on the Pony Express and later along the transcontinental railroad. The Ogallala Aquifer was named after the city.HistoryOgallala first gained fame as a terminus for cattle drives that traveled from Texas to the Union Pacific railhead located there. These trails are known as the Western or Great Western trails. The Union Pacific Railroad reached Ogallala on May 24, 1867. The city itself was not laid out until 1875 and not incorporated until 1884 The town's name comes from the Oglala Sioux tribe.GeographyOgallala is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.02sqmi, of which 4.96sqmi is land and 0.06sqmi is water. Ogallala is in the US Mountain Time Zone . Ogallala is close to Lake McConaughy, a large man-made lake and a state recreation area with sandy beaches, boating and swimming.Ogallala is in Nebraska (NE). Our United States holiday builder site allows you to schedule your trip to Ogallala, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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