Located along US Highway 20 in the northern part of Antelope County
in Northeast Nebraska, Royal is home to nearly 100 year-round residents,
hundreds of seasonal tourists, a gorgeous recreational lake area, and
some really old fossils!
- The Village Board meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
at the Royal Fire Department meeting room. Meetings are open to the
public. For more information, please contact Brenda Harrison, village clerk,
at (402) 893-3811.
- Royal is proud of its Village Park located at 202 Ryan St.,
one block south of Highway 20. Picnics in Village Park, which has new
restroom facilities, can be enjoyed at one of two shelters. Both shelters
have picnic tables available while one shelter also has electrical outlets.
Children can enjoy the new playground equipment!
- Royal has a 16-member Volunteer Fire Department. Meetings are held
the second Tuesday of each month at the department meeting room located
at 405 Johnson St. The fire department works closely with the Orchard
Rural Fire Board and the Orchard and Brunswick Volunteer Fire Departments
to keep members trained and ready for an emergency.
In 2011, money was raised and a grant was used to update some equipment. Also, the Royal Fire Department and Orchard Rural Fire Board purchased a new Dodge 4x4 grass rig.
Water is supplied by Royal's own water tower. Homes and business are
heated with propane, electricity or wood as natural gas is not available
Royal is served electrically by North Central Public Power District
based out of Creighton, Nebraska. Please call (402) 358-5112
or 1-800-578-1060 for further information. You can also vist
North Central's Web site at: www.ncppd.com.
- The health clinic in Orchard, Nebraska provides health care services
to the residents of Royal and the surrounding area. Area hospitals include
the Antelope Memorial Hospital, Neligh; Alegent Creighton Health Plainview Hospital, Plainview; Avera St. Anthony's Hospital, O'Neill;
and Avera Creighton Hospital, Creighton. Dental care is available
in Neligh, O'Neill, Creighton, and Plainview. Nursing facilities are
available in Neligh, O'Neill, Creighton, Verdigre, and Plainview.
Area elementary and high school students attend Clearwater Orchard Public Schools,
located 6 miles west of Royal along Highway 20. Royal is proud of the
educational achievements of its youth.