Gosper County is located in central Nebraska and has two towns: Elwood and Smithfield. Gosper county is an agricultural community with many acres devoted to pasture land, corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and other crops. It is also a county with many recreational opportunities.
Elwood has a population of approximately 761 people and is blessed with several businesses, churches, and a K-12 public school district. It is a community with a volunteer spirit that will continue to help it grow. I encourage you to visit the Elwood Chamber of Commerce website. A link is provided at the bottom of the page. Elwood is the county seat.
Smithfield has a population of approximately 68 people and is fortunate to have many businesses for a town of its' size. Among them you will find an antique and floral shop, CO-OP, bar and post office.
Johnson Lake and Elwood Reservoir are also located within Gosper County. Johnson Lake has currently constructed a new waste-water system and continues to grow and develop. These two bodies of water have proven to be a huge asset to the county both in their recreational/wildlife aspect and their ability to aid in irrigation. There are several businesses and homes surrounding these areas.
Links that may be of interest include:
Gosper County Online http://www.co.gosper.ne.us
Elwood Public Schools http://elwood.k12.ne.us/elwhome.html
Elwood, Nebraska- Chamber of Commerce http://www.elwoodnebraska.com/
Johnson Lake Project http://johnsonlakesid.info/
Johnson Lake Chamber of Commerce www.johnsonlake.com