Gering is a city in, and the county seat of, Scotts Bluff County, in the Panhandle region of Nebraska, United States. The population was 8,500 at the 2010 census.
Gering was officially founded on March 7, 1887, being located at the base of the bluff that is now the center of Scotts Bluff National Monument. Although settled in 1886, Gering officially became a town in 1887 by a corporation headed by Oscar Gardner of Broken Bow, Nebraska and named for Martin Gering, a pioneer merchant with whom Gardner started the first dry goods store. Gardner, who was also a lawyer and Gering's first notary public, started the post office 1887, becoming Gering's first Postmaster. Union Pacific Railroad platted the town in 1887, but did not lay any track until 1910. In November of 1888, Scottsbluff county split from Cheyenne county, and Gering became the new county seat. The city of Scottsbluff was founded across the North Platte River from the bluff in 1899, by a subsidiary of the Burlington Railroad, and had track and a makeshift depot by 1900. Separated only by the river, the two cities have since grown together and now form the 7th largest urban area in Nebraska.
Gering has been served since its founding by the Gering Courier newspaper.
Gering is located at 41°49′27″N 103°39′54″W (41.824251, -103.665009).