Whitman, Nebraska

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Whitman, Nebraska
Skyline of Whitman, Nebraska
Whitman is located in Nebraska
Whitman
Whitman
Location within the state of Nebraska
Coordinates: 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
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyGrant
Elevation
3,602 ft (1,098 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69366
FIPS code31-52890
GNIS feature ID834693

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] The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory lies just north of the community.[2] Although Whitman is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 69366.[3]

History[edit]

Whitman was established in the 1860s when the railroad was extended to that point.[4] It was named after the town of Whitman, Massachusetts by a railroad official.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 62.
  2. ^ Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ "Hyannis, Grant County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  5. ^ Alan Boye (1 April 2007). The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska. U of Nebraska Press. p. 386. ISBN 0-8032-3378-7.
  6. ^ 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.