Cortland, Nebraska is a small home-town community located mid-way between Lincoln & Beatrice on Highway 77 in Gage County. It was founded in 1883 and with the completion of the railroad line from Lincoln to Beatrice, it boomed to its peak population of 600 residents in one season. The surrounding countryside had been settled for many years by farmers which also gave Cortland splendid business from the start.
The community presently has a population of 482. There are over 40 businesses, a volunteer fire department and rescue unit, post office, a museum, churches, daycares, housing developments, and several organizations. There is also a community center, park, and ball park, as well as the Homestead Trail, which runs directly through town.
There are many great activities hosted in town throughout the year, including: Cortland Fest, the Easter Egg hunt, Santa Claus, Spookfest, and Garage Sales. These events are sponsored by the Cortland Improvement Association. Please take a moment to browse through our new site. Thanks for visiting!
The Easter Bunny will be hopping into Cortland on Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Community Center and Park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for children ages 10 and under. There will be activities and refreshments for everyone to enjoy. Come join us for some "hippity-hoppity" fun!Yard of the Month
The annual contest will resume for the months of May, June, July, August and September. Judges will pick one home each month to be the winner of a $25 gift card, a sign in their yard, and a photo in the garden section of the Voice News.