The New International Encyclopædia/Columbus (Nebraska)
COLUMBUS. A city and the county-seat of Platte County, Neb., 92 miles west by north of Omaha; on the Loup River a short distance above its confluence with the Platte, and on the Union Pacific and the Burlington and Missouri River railroads (Map: Nebraska, G 2). It is of importance as a railroad junction, and has flour-mills, foundry, brewery, shoe-factory, etc. Population, in 1890, 3134; in 1900, 3522.