Whitman, Nebraska

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Whitman is an unincorporated community in northeastern Grant County, Nebraska, United States. It lies along Nebraska Highway 2 east of the village of Hyannis, the county seat of Grant County.[1] Its elevation is 3,602 feet (1,098 m), and it is located at 42°2′31″N 101°31′24″W / 42.04194°N 101.52333°W / 42.04194; -101.52333Coordinates: 42°2′31″N 101°31′24″W / 42.04194°N 101.52333°W / 42.04194; -101.52333 (42.0419371, -101.5232243).[2] The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory lies just north of the community.[3] Although Whitman is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 69366.[4]


Whitman was established in the 1860s when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] It was named after the town of Whitman, Massachusetts by a railroad official.[6][7]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 62.
  2. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-03-09. Accessed 2008-04-26.
  3. ^ Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ "Hyannis, Grant County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Alan Boye (1 April 2007). The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska. U of Nebraska Press. p. 386. ISBN 0-8032-3378-7. 
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 69. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.