Kearney pronounced /ˈkärnē/ (car + knee) CITY IN NEBRASKA pronoun: Kearney; sometimes spelled: Kearny; (150-year-old typo) 1. a colorful and exciting city situated smack in the middle of America. “Let’s go to Kearney this weekend!”
Kearney is the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska. The population was 30,787 in the 2010 census. It is home to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The westward push of the railroad as the Civil War ended gave birth to the community.