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Brewster, Nebraska
Downtown Brewster
Downtown Brewster
Location of Brewster, Nebraska
Location of Brewster, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Blaine
 • Total 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Land 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,493 ft (760 m)
 • Total 17
 • Estimate 
 • Density 191.01/sq mi (74.16/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-06260
GNIS feature ID 0827637

Brewster is a village in, and the county seat of, Blaine County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 17 at the 2010 census.


The town was laid out in 1884 by George Washington Brewster who had homesteaded the land there. It was named for one of his ancestors, William Brewster, who had arrived in America on the Mayflower. The community was named the county seat in 1887 after George Washington Brewster offered to build the required buildings. According to town lore, Brewster had expected the state capitol to be located in the community because of its central location.

In 1887 the outlaw D.C."Doc" Middleton opened a saloon in the community.

Following the 2010 census Brewster became the smallest incorporated county seat in the United States replacing Amidon, North Dakota for the title. Amidon had 26 people in 2000 and Brewster had 29. In the 2010 census Brewster had 17 while Amidon had 20.

There are two other unincorporated county seats in the same range -- Mentone, Texas (population 19), the county seat of Loving County and Gann Valley, South Dakota (population 14), the county seat of Buffalo County, South Dakota.


Brewster is located at 41°56′18″N 99°51′56″W / 41.93833°N 99.86556°W / 41.93833; -99.86556 (41.938374, -99.865492). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 69
1960 44 −36.2%
1970 54 22.7%
1980 46 −14.8%
1990 22 −52.2%
2000 29 31.8%
2010 17 −41.4%
2019 (est.) 17 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2012 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 17 people, 8 households, and 6 families residing in the village. The population density was 188.9 inhabitants per square mile (72.9/km2). There were 21 housing units at an average density of 233.3 per square mile (90.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 8 households, of which 12.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, and 25.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.50.

The median age in the village was 61.8 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 5.9% were from 25 to 44; 35.3% were from 45 to 64; and 41.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 58.8% male and 41.2% female.

Notable person

  • Milly Bernard - Member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1966 to 1976.

See also

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