Alexandria is a rich agricultural area with dry land and irrigated crop land supporting corn, soybeans, milo, and alfalfa as well as cattle and hog livestock operations.
Alexandria is located on Big Sandy Creek and near the Little Blue River, a well-known historical region on the Oregon Trail where many early settlers passed through. Alexandria’s founding families were involved with the Pony Express. Visitors enjoy camping and picnics at the Alexandria State Lakes. The Big Sandy Creek, on the immediate south edge of town, is scenic and easily accessible. Union Pacific Railroad, is on the south edge of town. The ABC Railroad, whose name is derived alphabetically from surrounding towns, Alexandria, Belvidere, and Carleton, is located in Thayer County. The Union Pacific marks special occasions by sending its antique steam engine through town.
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