Wheeler, Nebraska

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Wheeler is a ghost town in Wheeler County, Nebraska, in the United States.[1]

History[edit]

Wheeler was originally called Baird, but when it was discovered that another place called Baird already existed, the town was renamed to avoid repetition.[2]

A post office was established at Wheeler in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wheeler, Nebraska
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 146. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  3. ^ "Wheeler County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 

Coordinates: 41°59′12″N 98°37′35″W / 41.98667°N 98.62647°W / 41.98667; -98.62647