Ord was selected as the county seat for Valley County in 1873. The town was then laid out in early 1874. About this time General E.O.C. Ord was in command of the military department of the Platte and made a trip up the North Loup Valley for the purpose of establishing or selecting a location for Fort Hartsuff. It was decided to name the new town “Ord” in his honor.
Ord continues to be an example of success in a rural community. Stop and shop, visit or tour, we think you’ll agree Ord is ExtraORDinary!o]