Martell, Nebraska

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Martell, Nebraska
Unincorporated community
Martell, Nebraska Co-op
Martell, Nebraska Co-op
Martell, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
Martell, Nebraska
Martell, Nebraska
Location within the state of Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°38′15″N 96°45′31″W / 40.63750°N 96.75861°W / 40.63750; -96.75861Coordinates: 40°38′15″N 96°45′31″W / 40.63750°N 96.75861°W / 40.63750; -96.75861
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Lancaster
Elevation 1,332 ft (406 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 68404
GNIS feature ID 831066

Martell (also Martel) is an unincorporated community in southwestern Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States. It lies along local roads southwest of the city of Lincoln, the county seat of Lancaster County and Nebraska's state capital.[1] Its elevation is 1,332 feet (406 m). Although Martell is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 68404.[2]

History[edit]

Martell was named after Charles Martel, the 8th-century Duke of the Franks.[3] The community's name was also spelled Martel until the Board on Geographic Names officially decided in favor of "Martell" in 1896.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 63.
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 93. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Martell, Nebraska, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-03-09. Accessed 2008-04-26.