St. Libory, Nebraska

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St. Libory, Nebraska
Census-designated place
Spruce Street, St. Libory
Spruce Street, St. Libory
St. Libory, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
St. Libory, Nebraska
St. Libory, Nebraska
Location within the state of Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°4′55″N 98°21′19″W / 41.08194°N 98.35528°W / 41.08194; -98.35528Coordinates: 41°4′55″N 98°21′19″W / 41.08194°N 98.35528°W / 41.08194; -98.35528
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Howard
Elevation 1,863 ft (568 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 68872
GNIS feature ID 832963

St. Libory is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in southeastern Howard County, Nebraska, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 281 southeast of the city of St. Paul, the county seat of Howard County.[1] Its elevation is 1,863 feet (568 m).[2] Although St. Libory is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 68872.[3] St. Libory is known in the region for its fresh melon market.[4]


St. Libory had its start when the Union Pacific Railroad was extended to that point.[5] It was named after the village of St. Libory, Illinois.[6] The first post office in St. Libory was established in 1878.[7]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 63.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: St. Libory, Nebraska, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-03-09. Accessed 2008-04-26.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Meyer, Diana Lambdin (1 July 2010). Nebraska: A Guide to Unique Places. Globe Pequot. p. 150. ISBN 978-0-7627-6616-1. 
  5. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 120. 
  6. ^ Guide to the Union Pacific Railroad Lands. Union Pacific Railroad Company Land Department. 1878. p. 21. 
  7. ^ "Howard County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 August 2014.