The Village of Hemingford is 19 miles north of Alliance, but it still part of Box Butte County. Hemingford was the original county seat until 1899 when voters designated Alliance their County Seat. The Courthouse was moved on the Burlington Railroad from Hemingford to Alliance. In 1893 Hemingford was known as the “Potato Capital of the World”
Alliance is the County Seat of Box Butte County. Alliance airport played a large role in World War II where the Army Air Corps used the facility as a training base until the end of the war. Alliance is home to the ever famous Carhenge, that has been mentioned on Jeopardy. We have beautiful Parks, and a historic Fountain.