Stuart is located in Holt County between Bassett and Atkinson along US Hwy 20 and the Elkhorn River.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 623, a decrease of 27 since 1990.
The first settlers to this area came in the latter part of the 1870s. The town was named for a Scottish sea captain, Peter Stuart, who was the town's first postmaster in 1879.
Check out these area attractions while in Stuart: White Horse Museum, stock car races, hunting, fishing (Elkhorn River), 4th of July-Mid-States Rodeo and camping at Stuart Park.