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Hemingford is located in Box Butte County between Alliance and Marsland along Hwy 2, just south of Box Butte Reservoir State Rec Area.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 924, a decrease of 29 since 1990.

Hemingford was first settled by Canadian immigrants in the summer of 1885. The cluster of frame and sod buildings was named in honor of HemmingsFord, Canada.

This area became known for the production of alfalfa seed and potatoes. In 1930, 1,893 carloads of potatoes were shipped from Hemingford and the town was refered to as the "Potato Capital of the World." Today, Hemingford remains an important agricultural center for the northern panhandle.

Basic economic activities of Hemingford include ranching, farming, cattle feeding, and retail sales.

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