About Blair, Nebraska
Located along the historic Lincoln Highway on the eastern edge of the state, Blair, Nebraska is named after John Insley Blair, a railroad magnate who is credited with growing the town thanks to its railroad stop. Blair has been the county seat of Washington County, Nebraska since its first year of official existence. Its estimated population is around 7,900.
Blair sits in the Missouri river valley, in the Loess Hills. Covering zip codes 68008 and 68009, Blair is home to the beautiful Black Elk-Neihardt Park, the De Soto National Wildlife Refuge, and the alpaca farm, Alpacas of the Heartland, where visitors can purchase alpacas or just visit with them. Residents also enjoy a number of local farms where organic, farm-to-table goods are available.
With a downtown location just west of the Missouri River, Blair also offers a number of excellent restaurants and taverns. Try some local beers and wines, and enjoy the meats and produce from the surrounding farmlands. Whether you’re looking for a sports bar, a more laid-back atmosphere, or something to do with the kids, you’ll find it in Blair.