Comstock is located 80 miles north of Kearney and has
81 friendly residents. Located in Custer County and bordering
Valley County, Comstock is served by Highways 183, 11, and 70.
Comstock, the youngest town in Custer County, started
in the fall of 1899 on the east bank of the Middle Loup River
with a railroad station and a grocery store. On March 14,
1906, Comstock was incorporated as a village. For the new
few years, Comstock continued to grow and prosper. It supported
three churches, several stores, two banks and hotels, a restaurant,
theater, opera house, print shop and professional offices
for a doctor, dentist and several lawyers. By 1930 it was
a thriving community with a population of almost 500. During
the blizzards in the 1930s, many roads were closed, and farmers
could not get into town with their produce to sell or trade.
By spring stores closed, and a lot of farmers were forced
to take jobs to make ends meet.
Following graduation in 1965,
Comstock Schools merged with the Ord school district. A
kindergarten through third grade school in Comstock closed
in May 2003. The three surrounding communities of Arcadia,
Ord, and Sargent provide bus transportation to Comstock
The past decades have been very difficult for small farming
communities like Comstock. The town of Comstock, however,
continues to serve the needs of its citizens. The people
of Comstock have a lot of pride in their town. The best
way to sum it up could be with the town's motto - "Comstock
- a little town with a BIG heart!"
Calendar of Events
On Memorial Day color guard and flower carriers
assemble on Main Street at 10 a.m. for the march to the
river for the River Bridge Ceremony. Services are held
at the Douglas Grove Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and dinner
is served at the Community Hall by the American Legion
The Fourth of July starts with a parade downtown
in the morning at 10:30 a.m. followed by a barbecue served
in the Community Hall by the Community Club. The Den offers
homemade pies and ice cream, kid's races in the park at
1 p.m., sand volleyball tournament, ball games on the ball
field, concession stand and fireworks to end the evening
of Independence Day.