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Gretna - The Great Life

Gretna, Nebraska - The Great Life!

Gretna, NE

Gretna - A Growing Community

Gretna - A growing community in the middle of the heartland!

Gretna - Nebraska

Gretna - The Great Life!

Gretna - The Great Life!

Gretna - The Great Life!

Gretna - The Great Life!

About Gretna, Nebraska


Gretna was founded in 1886 on 80 acres of land that was purchased from the Lincoln Land Company for $560 along the new Burlington Northern Railroad line.  This new rail line essentially moved the town of Forrest City to what is now Gretna.  Incorporated on July 10th, 1889 Gretna’s name is inspired by Scotland’s Gretna Green, many of the early settlers of the village came from Scottish backgrounds/ancestry.


Gretna is nestled just off Interstate 80 and Hwy 370 and Hwy 6/31 about 10 miles southwest of Omaha and 40 miles northeast of Lincoln, NE.  The Platte and Elkhorn Rivers are only a few miles to the west giving Gretna residents easy access to some of the Nebraska’s best outdoor recreation as well as the State’s two largest employment centers.


Gretna is one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Nebraska since 2000.  Gretna has the advantages of small-town living with the convenience of a major metropolitan area only minutes away.  Gretna’s small town atmosphere, exceptional school district, growing business community, and wide variety of community activities all stand as a testament to Gretna’s successful growth.


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   City Hall

        204 North McKenna Avenue

        P.O. Box 69

        Gretna, NE  68028

        Phone:  402-332-3336

        Fax:      402-332-5631
        Hours:  M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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City of Gretna

204 North McKenna Avenue - Post Office Box 69

Gretna, NE  68028
Main Phone:  402-332-3336
Fax:  402-332-5631

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