Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Scottsbluff, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is the county seat of Scotts Bluff County.Gering was founded in 1887 at the base of the bluff that is now the center of Scotts Bluff National Monument. The city of Scottsbluff was founded across the North Platte River from the bluff in 1900. Separated only by the river, the two cities have since grown together and now form the 7th largest urban area in Nebraska.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles all of it land.