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Humphrey is located in Platte County north of Columbus, between Albion and Leigh at the junction of US Hwy 81 and Hwy 91.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 739, a decrease of 2 since 1990.

In 1868 early settlers, most of whom were Catholic immigrants from Germany, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Poland, and Ireland, took up claims in Tracy Valley. A post office was established on the L.D. Leach farm three miles north of the present town site. His wife, Nancy, the first postmaster, named the office after the town from which she came, Humphrey, New York. Humphrey was incorporated in 1883.

Today, Humphrey businesses include a motel, eating establishments, implement dealers, building contractors, lumberyards, hardware stores, gas stations, grocery store, Quick Shop, local printing, publishing and office supply store, home furnishing stores, funeral home, auto repair and supply shop, trucking firms, and of course, a hog buying station.

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08/08 Coming to The area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
Awesome Biker Nights Sioux City IA June13-15 Awesome Biker Nights is Northwest Iowa's premier regional motorcycle event with an attendance of over 25,000! Of course, even those who aren't traveling on two wheels are welcome at the event. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from National and Regional Bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, tattoo contest, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more.
Swedish Festival Stromberg NE June14-16 Welcome to Stromsberg, the Swede capital of Nebraska. Swedish dancing, costumes, and food can be enjoyed throughout the festivities.