Dickens, Nebraska

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Dickens, Nebraska
Unincorporated community
Abandoned grain elevator in Dickens
Abandoned grain elevator in Dickens
Dickens, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
Dickens, Nebraska
Dickens, Nebraska
Location within the state of Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°49′34″N 100°59′35″W / 40.82611°N 100.99306°W / 40.82611; -100.99306Coordinates: 40°49′34″N 100°59′35″W / 40.82611°N 100.99306°W / 40.82611; -100.99306
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Lincoln
Elevation 3,136 ft (956 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 69132
GNIS feature ID 835287

Dickens is an unincorporated community in southwestern Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. It lies along Nebraska Highway 23 southwest of the city of North Platte, the county seat of Lincoln County.[1] Its elevation is 3,136 feet (956 m). The community is named for Charles Dickens.[2] Although Dickens is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 69132.[3]


Dickens had its start in the 1880s by the building of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad through that territory.[4]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 62.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dickens, Nebraska, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-03-09. Accessed 2008-04-26.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2007-01-03.  USPS Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ "Dickens, Lincoln County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 19 August 2014.