Ashby, Nebraska

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Street with half a dozen one- and two-story buildings
Downtown Ashby

Coordinates: 42°01′19″N 101°55′40″W / 42.0219276°N 101.9276811°W / 42.0219276; -101.9276811

Ashby is an unincorporated community in Grant County, Nebraska, United States. Its elevation is 3,843 feet (1,173 m), and it is located at 42°1′19″N 101°55′40″W / 42.02194°N 101.92778°W / 42.02194; -101.92778 (42.0219276, -101.9276811). It lies along Nebraska Highway 2, 9 miles (14½ km) west-northwest of Hyannis, the county seat of Grant County.[1] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 69333.[2]

History[edit]

Ashby had its start by the building of the railroad through that territory.[3] It was named after the town of Ashby, Massachusetts by a railroad official.[4][5]

The Ashby post office was established in 1908.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '05. Skokie: Rand McNally, 2005, p. 62.
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived May 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Hyannis, Grant County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-03-09. Accessed 2007-12-28.
  5. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 68. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  6. ^ "Grant County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 August 2014.