Thomas County - Genealogy Trails











         Halsey was established in May, 1892 on the claim of Rebecca Rush who settled

        there in 1887.


        The station was named after Halsey E. Yates.


        It is the eastern most village and part of the village was located in Blaine County.



        The community is located on the railroad and is the community closest to the

        Nebraska National Forest.


        The railroad station was discontinued in 1957. The peak population in Halsey

        occurred in 1950 with 160 residents.


        The Nebraska National Forest near Halsey is the only man-made national forest in

        the United States. About 20,000 acres of grassland have been planted with pine

        and cedar trees since the early 1900s.














Source:  History of Nebraska