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Welcome to Gretna ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Gretna, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Gretna has a population of 5,052 people<2> (see below for details).
Gretna is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Gretna lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Gretna: (402) & (531)<4>
The ZIP code for Gretna: 68028<5>
Websites for Gretna ...
Official Website: www.gretnanebraska.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gretna had an population of 5,052 people. This is an increase of 13.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 114.52% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Gretna had a population of 4,441 people. This makes Gretna the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Gretna represents 0.24% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,441 people, the population of Gretna increased 88.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,355 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Gretna.
Communities Also Named Gretna ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Gretna - they are located in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gretna.
Communities near Gretna ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gretna.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gretna. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gretna.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gretna. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gretna.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gretna. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gretna.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gretna ...
Looking for more information about Gretna? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Gretna, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gretna.
Adding Gretna to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Gretna in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Gretna was on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).
We also found Gretna mentioned on a train schedule titled Trailways Santa Fe Bus Time Table (July 1945).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Gretna.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Gretna: www.gretnanebraska.com/
The official website for Sarpy County: www.sarpy.com/
The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Dec 2023