De Soto, Nebraska facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
De Soto, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Washington
Elevation 1,007 ft (307 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 402

De Soto is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Nebraska, United States. It was named in honor of the sixteenth-century Spanish explorer, Hernando De Soto. De Soto was founded in 1855 and served as the county seat from 1858-1866. During its heyday, the town hosted many flourishing new businesses: hotels, saloons, stores, newspapers and banks.

De Soto contains farmland with about three families residing there.


De Soto, Nebraska Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.