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  1. #1
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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
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    FACTORYVILLE

    --This town was situated on the Missouri River, eighteen miles south ofPlattsmouth, five miles southwest of Union and on the south branch of the Weeping Water River. The first settler In the area in 1859 erected a frame mill on the Weeping Water. It was torn down in 1880. The next settler in 1869, George Jennings, also built a mill and called the quarter-section it was situated on "Factoryville." A third mill, a very large one, was built in 1880. In addition, Fractoryville had one general store, two blacksmith shops, one doctor and about fifty inhabitants in 1882.
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2007
    Nebraska
    White Eagle Spectrum
    226

    Re: FACTORYVILLE

    I've seen it on a few maps of Cass County, but for some reason always thought it was just a paper town. You ever been able to hunt the place? With all those mills, it must've been a fairly busy place for awhile.
    The first thing you need to remember about running away is, it's the "from" that's important.  The "to" can take care of itself.

  3. #3
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    Taz

    Mar 2009
    Omaha Nebraska
    White's XLT E-Series Metal Detector + Garrett MH ADS-7 + Garrett GTA-1000
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    Re: FACTORYVILLE

    Could be worth a trip to see what remains in that area. Maybe its roadtrip time now lol. See if i can find any maps showing the area
    Somewhere is that Pot O Gold with my name on it....And by God im gonna Find It !!!

  4. #4

    Jun 2008
    Omaha NE
    F70 / ACE 250
    230

    Re: FACTORYVILLE

    There are ALOT of now defunct towns in eastern Nebraska. The problem being that they have long since become farm land and private property. If you start asking for permission to hunt before they start planting they are usually much more receptive.

    And towns that used to be located along the missouri are usually no longer there because the river moved and flooded away to towns.

  5. #5
    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
    12,686
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    Re: FACTORYVILLE

    Factoryville is a ghost town in Cass County, Nebraska, United States. Located approximately halfway between Union and Nehawka, the town straddled the Lincoln-Union Highway and neighbored a smaller village called Mount Pleasant. It once featured a flour mill, stores, hotels, a post office, and a Methodist college called Factoryville College. Founded in the late 1850s, in 1873 its name was changed to Union Mills, and in 1880 it was changed back to Factoryville.[1] The post office was established in the late 1860s when a local named Isaac Pollard was traveling to the Eastern United States. Along the way he stopped in Washington, D.C., where he selected the name Factoryville, along with the name Nehawka for a neighboring town.[2]

    The construction of the railroad on the opposite side of Weeping Water Creek from Factoryville led to the demise of the town, and by the 1890s there were only empty buildings
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factoryville,_Nebraska
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  6. #6

    Jun 2008
    Omaha NE
    F70 / ACE 250
    230

    Re: FACTORYVILLE

    If it was 5 miles south west of Union it couldn't be between Union and Nehawka as Nehawka is about 5 miles NW of Union.

  7. #7

    Jun 2008
    Omaha NE
    F70 / ACE 250
    230

    Re: FACTORYVILLE

    Another interesting fact is that while that gentleman was naming these towns he was looking through a book of indian tribe names. Thats where he came up with the name for the town of Nehawka. If anybody is interested at all there is alot of history in Cass county. Google searches can return alot of information.

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2011
    Nebraska
    Teknetics Delta 4000
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    Re: FACTORYVILLE

    You guys still out there?
    "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

  9. #9
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    Taz

    Mar 2009
    Omaha Nebraska
    White's XLT E-Series Metal Detector + Garrett MH ADS-7 + Garrett GTA-1000
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    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: FACTORYVILLE

    Quote Originally Posted by brucebob
    You guys still out there?
    Oh yeah i still am lol. An a few others im sure...
    Somewhere is that Pot O Gold with my name on it....And by God im gonna Find It !!!

  10. #10
    us
    Aug 2011
    1

    Re: FACTORYVILLE

    I know exactly where Factoryville was located some of the remains are still evident.. It is located exactly 2 miles west and 1/2 mile south of Union

 

 

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