Welcome to Pierce, Nebraska

The City of Pierce, Nebraska is a rural community located 13 miles northwest of Norfolk along Nebraska Highway 13. Pierce has an active business community, an excellent school system, and is home to Willow Creek State Recreation Area. Pierce is a great place to live and offers numerous community groups, recreational programs, and volunteer opportunities for its residents. 


Quick Facts

Population: 1767
Median Age: 40.2
Land: .93 square miles

Gilman Park Arboretum

Award-winning Gilman Park Arboretum was established in 1993 and became affiliated with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum in 1996. The arboretum is 14 acres around Bill Cox Memorial Lake featuring over 325 species or cultivars of woody plants and landscaped gardens containing over 80 varieties of perennials and grasses along a paved 1.2-mile walking path. Gilman Park also offers a variety of attractions and accommodations including playgrounds with a handicap swing and toddler play area, a ball field complex, a shelter house, picnic areas, a swimming pool, and multiple camping sites.

Pierce Historical Museum

Pierce Historical Society Museum is in Gilman Park and boasts five buildings filled with memories of the past. Staffed by volunteers, the museum is open every Sunday from June to August between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm or by appointment. The original Pierce Train Depot, District 7 School House, and Frank Kratochvil Blacksmith Shop are three of the buildings on display at the museum. Please follow the Pierce Historical Society on Facebook or contact them at 402-329-4265.

Pierce Fire Department

The Pierce Fire Department covers an area of 168.5 square miles with a population of 2,400 people in southeast Pierce County. The department consists of 90 selfless volunteer firefighters and EMTs.
Local Churches

Christ Lutheran Church
506 S. 2nd St.
Pierce, NE 68767

St. John’s Lutheran Church
55203 854th Rd.
Pierce, NE 68767
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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
116 S. Willow St.
Pierce, NE 68767
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United Church of Christ
303 S. Brown St.
Pierce, NE 68767

United Methodist Church
222 W. Nebraska St.
Pierce, NE 68767
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Zion Lutheran Church
520 E. Main St.
Pierce, NE 68767
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Pierce County Economic Development
111 West Court Street, Room 16 | Pierce, Nebraska 68767

Phone: (402) 992-2535 | Email: director@pcedne.com 

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