Princeton, Nebraska

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Princeton, Nebraska
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Coordinates: 40°34′25″N 96°42′17″W / 40.57361°N 96.70472°W / 40.57361; -96.70472Coordinates: 40°34′25″N 96°42′17″W / 40.57361°N 96.70472°W / 40.57361; -96.70472
CountryUnited States
1,434 ft (437 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)402
GNIS feature ID0832394[1]

Princeton is an unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States.[2]


Princeton was founded in 1886.[3] It was likely named after Princeton, New Jersey.[4]

A post office was established in Princeton in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1959. [5]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Princeton, Nebraska
  3. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 126.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Lancaster County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 August 2014.