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Area Code 308

Where Is Area Code 308?

Updated: December 20th 2017

Area code 308 is the area code for western Nebraska. Area code 308 was put into place on January 1, 1955, and was created from a split of area code 402. Parts of area code 308 are located in the Central Time Zone, while other parts are located in the Mountain Time Zone. Area code 308 covers 48 counties of Nebraska and is one of the most sparsely populated area codes in the nation.

Grand Island is located in Nebraska and is the county seat of Hall County. Going back in history, surveyors from the Union Pacific Railroad laid out and platted Grand Island in 1866. Two years later, the railroad extended to Grand Island, sparking an increase in trade and business. Grand Island was then incorporated in 1872. In 1890, there was the introduction of sugar beets as a crop in Nebraska; the first sugar beet processing factory in the United States was built in Grand Island. In 1980, the Grand Island tornado outbreak was when seven tornadoes touched down in or near Grand Island; the book and movie Night of the Twisters were based on this event. Today Grand Island has a population of 48,520 and the racial makeup of the city is 80.0% White, 26.7% Hispanic, 2.1% African American, and 1.2% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Grand Island ranks among the top ten most dangerous cities in Nebraska. Points of interest in the city include the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center, the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, the Island Oasis Water Park, and the Conestoga Mall. The biggest annual event in the city is the Nebraska State Fair.

Kearney is located in Nebraska and is the county seat of Buffalo County. Going back in history, the westward push of the railroad as the Civil War ended gave birth to Kearney. The city was incorporated in 1873 and was named after the United States Army outpost, Fort Kearny.

Today Kearney has a population of 30,787 and the racial makeup of the city is 92.3% White, 7.3% Hispanic, 1.8% Asian, and 1.0% African American (2010 Census). The overall crime rate in Kearney is very low, making Kearney a very safe city.

Kearney is home to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Points of interest in the city include the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, the Museum of Nebraska Art, the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, Yanney Heritage Park, and Fort Kearny State Historical Park.

North Platte is located in the southwestern part of Nebraska and is the county seat of Lincoln County. Buffalo Bill Cody, one of the most animated figures of the American Old West, lived in North Platte for some time. Going back in history, North Platte was founded as a railroad town in 1868 when the Union Pacific Railroad was extended to North Platte. The city was named for the North Platte River. Today North Platte has a population of 24,733 and the racial makeup of the city is 93.1% White, 8.8% Hispanic. 1.0% African American, and 0.7% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately North Platte is more along the lines of a dangerous city rather than a safe city. Points of interest in the city include the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, the Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, the Fort Cody Trading Post, the Lincoln County Historical Museum, Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, and Cody Park. Nebraskaland Days is an event that draws over 100,00 attendees every June and consists of parades, concerts, rodeos, and art shows.

Major Cities In Area Code 308

Grand Island

Kearney

North Platte

Scottsbluff

Lexington

Scottsbluff is located in Scotts Bluff County in Nebraska and is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle. The city was founded in 1899 and was named after the Scotts Bluff National Monument. Scottsbluff has a population of 15,039 and the racial makeup of the city is 83.0% White, 29.1% Hispanic, 3.4% Native American, 0.8% African American, and 0.8% Asian (2010 Census). Like North Platte, Scottsbluff is more along the lines of a dangerous city rather than a safe city. Points of interest in the city include the Riverside Discovery Center, the Midwest Theatre, and the Monument Valley Pathway. The city is also home to numerous landmark buildings such as the Lake Minatare Lighthouse and the Lincoln Hotel.




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