History of Inland, Nebraska
From: Past and Present Adams County, Nebraska
Edited by: Judge William R. Burton
Assisted by David J. Lewis
Published By: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago 1916


The grain elevator operated by the Farmers Grain & Supply Company, on the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of section 12 in Blaine Township, is all that remains of the first attempt to build a town in Adams County along the line of the Burlington. The town was called Inland and was laid out by the South Platte Town Company in 1871. Previously, George Sluyter, William Janes, Volnev Janes and George Knapp settled upon the townsite.

A number of stores were built at Inland, that of Torn Shea among others. A two story frame schoolhouse was built and other signs of a future town marked the spot. The development of Hastings put an end to the career of Inland, and about 1878 the railroad station was removed three miles east to the present town of Inland in Clay County. In the plan of the Burlington, Inland followed Harvard in alphabetical order, and until the development of Hastings was assured, the railroad favored Inland while it ignored Hastings. For many years the elevator was operated by Michael Halloran on whose farm it was located, and the place was referred to as either "Old Inland" or "Halloran.

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