Superior is located in Nuckolls County between Nelson and the Kansas State line along Hwy 14 and the Republican River.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 2,060, a decrease of 337 since 1990.
The city of Superior derived its name from early settlers who spoke of the "superior" quality of land stretching east and west from the town along the Republican River Valley. William Louden, the founder of Superior, left Illinois and moved to Nebraska. In 1872 the first post office was opened.
Lovewell Lake, located seven miles south of Superior, is a great place for camping, fishing, and relaxing. Amenities include a marina, boat rentals, electrical hookups, cabins, picnic shelter and a playground. Lincoln Park offers 20 free camping facilities with water and electrical hookups, horseshoe throwing area, sand volleyball, movie theater, picnic shelters, catch and release fishing and new playground equipment.