About This Place
Fremont is a city in and the county seat of Dodge County, Nebraska, United States, near Omaha in the eastern part of the state. The population was 26,397 at the 2010 census. On June 20, 2011 at around 8pm local time, a large squall line of storms entered the Fremont area and dropped an EF1 tornado through the center of town causing a damage path 6 miles (9.7 km) long and 700 yards wide. There were no reported injuries or fatalities as a result.
From the 1830s to the 1860s, the area saw a great deal of traffic due to the Mormon Trail, which passed along the north bank of the Platte River. It was a major overland route for settlers, the military and hunters.
Fremont was founded in 1856, and was named after the American explorer, politician and military official General John C. Frémont. A colorful article about the early history Fremont can be found in this article.