Hemingford is located in Box Butte County in the northwestern corner of Nebraska. State Highways 87 and 2
bisect the village and U.S. Highway 385 is five miles east of the community.
The 2010 estimated population for Hemingford is 803; for Box Butte County 11,308.
Basic economic activities of Hemingford include farming, ranching, cattle feeding, and retail sales.
Hemingford was first settled by Canadian immigrants in the summer of 1885. A town company was organized
in 1886 and land was sold to the Lincoln Land Company, which formally platted the townsite. The cluster of
frame and sod buildings was named in honor of HemmingsFord, Canada, the settlers' former home.
Local churches in Hemingford include Catholic - St. Bridgets Church, Congregational Church - United Church of Christ, Seventh Day Adventist, and United Methodist.
Hospital - Box Butte General Hospital is a critical access hospital with 25-beds for all patient types - acute, observation, swing, intensive care and OB, with a staff of over 200 employees providing a variety of services, including: 24/7 emergency department; general and trauma surgery; orthopedic surgery; laboratory; medical imaging (x-ray, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET, mammography, advanced ultrasound imaging; bone density/DEXA scan; diabetic education, dialysis; lifeline; obstetrics, oncology, rehabilitation (including cardiac-pulmonary rehab, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sports rehab and speech therapy); respiratory therapy; electro diagnostics; wound care; respite care; swing bed; and behavioral health.
There are currently five doctors, a general and trauma surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, two advanced practice registered nurses, three certified registered nurse anesthetists, and seven physician assistants having privileges at Box Butte General Hospital.
BBGH offers a variety of outpatient services through its multi-specialty clinic. Current specialties offered include: cardiology; ENT; orthodontics; general surgery; gynecology; plastic surgery; oncology; ophthalmology; orthopedic surgery; oral surgery; physiatry; urology; behavioral health; podiatry; and pulmonology.
The hospital also has five Greater Nebraska Medical & Surgical Services (GNMSS) clinics. Three of them are in the Medical Arts Plaza in Alliance: family medicine, general & trauma surgery, and orthopedic surgery & sports medicine. Two satellite GNMSS clinics are located in Hemingford and Hyannis. The Hemingford Clinic and the Hyannis Clinic are located in the Cow Country Health Center.
Clinic - The Hemingford Clinic operated by Box Butte General Hospital, 812 Laramie, is staffed by a general practitioner and physician assistants. For more
information call (308) 487-3322 or fax (308) 487-3323.
The Hemingford Library, 812 Box Butte, contains 10,375 volumes and has an average annual circulation of 5,678 volumes. Library activities include a weekly story hour, summer reading program, and loan program. A newly renovated geneology room was made available in 2003 with a computer with internet access and geneology programs and subscriptions. Five computers with access to the Internet is available for public use. For more information call (308) 487-3454.