In 1857, Dickinson
County was founded.
first railroad in Dickinson County was built through that territory in 1866.
1887, Mr. Herington successfully got the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska
Railway to build through Herington. He gave the land and right-of-way
for Herington to become a division point with shops, two round houses, freight
house, bridge yards, telegraph office and many other buildings. He furnished
the limestone for the freight house, and for a two story depot that was 28 by
66 feet (8.5 m × 20.1 m) and later enlarged to 28 by 105 feet
(8.5 m × 32.0 m).