Located in the southern portion of Cedar County, Nebraska is the town of Belden. This small town is largely rural agriculture and farmland, with only a few small businesses dispersed throughout. With just over 100 residents in the area, Belden remains a quiet, quaint representation of small-town USA, and one that pays homage to the roots of the agricultural parts of the nation. Belden was established as a village in the 1890's when pioneers moved west and the railroad followed. Situated about an hour west of Sioux City, Iowa, Belden was a thriving stop along the railroad for many traveling through the area, and was a water station for steam engines.