is a Nebraska
Peak population (1910) 60. Post office was established
August 17, 1886. Village named in honor of James William
Agnew, a railroad contractor and later a conductor on the
Union Pacific Railroad.
ALDO JUNCTION - It was established in 1983 by Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific where their branch lines crossed south of Lincoln as interchange trackage to facilitate Crete Mills flour shipments to the West Coast. Named for Aldo Hoffmeier, traffic manager of Crete Mills.
ARBOR - Post office established Oct. 2, 1894; discontinued June 21, 1900. Named by Joy Morton, son of J. Sterling Morton, who inspired Arbor Day. Arbor Lodge, the Morton home, is a state historical park in Nebraska City.
ARNOLD HEIGHTS - Suburb northwest of Lincoln, site of former Lincoln Army Air Field (1942-1945), Lincoln Air Force Base (1952-1966). See Huskerville.
ASYLUM - Post office established March 16, 1880; discontinued June 14, 1910. Location near the state asylum.
ATHENS - Post office established February 12, 1889; name changed to University Place, July 30, 1889. Probably named for several other towns of the same name throughout the United States.
BEDFORD - A proposed town that never got beyond promotion stage.
BELMONT - Suburb of Lincoln located on an elevation north of the city. Probably named for one of 18 Belmonts in the U. S. A federal land grant issued in 1868 for a proposed Baptist community did not produce a settlement. The Episcopal Church opened up the Worthington Military Academy in Belmont in 1892, but the school was destroyed by an explosion in 1898. The area was not substantially developed until 1952 by the activation of the Lincoln Air Force Base.
BENNET - Peak population (1990) 544 Post office name changed from Bennett's Station, February 18, 1880. When the Midland Pacific Railroad was built through here in 1871, the town was surveyed and platted. It was named for John Bennett, resident and railway official. Sometime in the early 1880's the "t" was dropped from the name to form the present spelling of the name.
BENNETT'S STATION - The post office name was changed from Rebecca March 2, 1871. Name was changed to Bennett (later Bennet) Feb. 18, 1880. (See Bennet)
BERKS - Post office was established April 29, 1898. (Census not available). Discontinued May 15, 1912. Present station on the Burlington Railroad and former town named by railroad officials for Berks County, Pennsylvania.
BETHANY - Post office was established Dec. 6, 1890. Bethany has been a section of Lincoln since 1926. J. Z. Briscoe of Lincoln, and later of Bethany was one of the town founders. He selected "Bethany" because of the Biblical Bethany. Bethany, a suburb of Lincoln, and also an educational center, was settled by the Disciples of Christ, who founded Cotner College. Incorporated name of Bethany is Bethany Heights.
BETHANY HEIGHTS - A suburb of Lincoln. See Bethany.
BUDA - Post office was established Sept. 2, 1870; discontinued Nov. 14, 1872. Origin of the name is not known.
BURNHAM - Post office was established July 11, 1899 and discontinued Jan. 4, 1910. Former post office and present railroad station was named in honor of S. W. Burnham, landowner. Frank Burnham was first postmaster. Town is on the Burlington southwest of Lincoln.
CAMP CREEK - The post office was established Nov. 13, 1866; name was changed to Waverly Dec. 8, 1870. Named for nearby Camp Creek.
CARLOS - Station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
CENTREVILLE - The post office was established Oct. 8, 1865 and name was changed to Sprague on Nov. 24, 1888. It was named for its central location.
CHENEY - Peak population (1940) 149. Post office was established Sept. 28, 1876 and discontinued 1943. Mail is served from Lincoln. Railroad station was known as Cheney's Town named in honor of a Mr. Cheney, first settler in the township.
CHESTER - One of the first settlements in Lancaster County and the first designated county seat.
CLAYTON - The designated county seat in old Clay County.
COBB - Former station southwest of Lincoln on the Burlington Railroad, named in honor of an early landowner.
COLLEGE VIEW - Post office was established March 3, 1891 and established as a station of Lincoln in 1931. Name because it was the home of the Union College founded by the Seventh Day Adventists. Its elevation gives a view of the surrounding area.
CROUNSE - Post office was established April 29, 1873 and discontinued Oct. 24, 1901. Probably named in honor of Governor Lorenzo Crounse, associate Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court at the time that the post office was established.
CUSHMAN - Former station on the Burlington Railroad.
DAVEY - Peak population (1970) 163. Post office was established Feb. 1, 1887. It was named to honor Michael Davey, on whose land part of the town was platted by Western Town Lot Company in 1886.
DENTON - Peak population (1940) 164. Post office was established May 1, 1877. Named in honor of Daniel M. Denton on whose land the town was built.
DOUGLAS - Proposed town on Salt Creek which the Territorial Legislature voted on Jan. 5, 1857 on which to move the capital. The bill was vetoed by Territorial Governor Mark W. Izard.
DUNN - Post office was established March 27, 1884 and discontinued Feb. 20, 1888. Probably named in honor of William H. Dunn, first postmaster.
Peak population (1890) 100. The post office was established
Jan. 22, 1884 and discontinued in 1945, with mail being
served from Lincoln. Named by settlers who described this
spot as the most beautiful green spot in the country.
FIRTH - Peak population (1990) 471. Post office was established Dec. 6, 1872. The town was named in honor of Superintendent Frank R. Firth of the Atchison and Nebraska Railroad, later the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.
Former station of the Union Pacific Railroad.
- Population (1990) 191,972. Post office name changed from
Lancaster on Feb. 28, 1868. Nebraska's capital city named
Lincoln in honor of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).
Nebraska has had three capitol buildings in Lincoln. The
first was completed in 1869, the second in 1888 - both were
razed. Ground was broken April 15, 1922 for the present
capitol and was completed in 1932. It is considered an
outstanding example of modern architecture with a 400-foot
tower topped with a 32.5-foot bronze statue of the Sower,
symbolizing Nebraska agriculture. Lincoln was made county
seat in transition from Lancaster, Feb. 12, 1869.
LINPARK - Station on the Union Pacific Railroad.
LITTLE SALT - Former station on the Union Pacific Railroad.
LOYAL HILL - Post office was established March 4, 1874 and discontinued Aug. 19, 1885. Possibly named by patrons of the post office.
MALCOLM - Peak population (1980) 355. Post office was established Nov. 19, 1874. Named for Malcolm A. Showers who owned land on which it was laid out in 1877.
MARGARETTA - Early settlement possibly named in honor of the wife of Governor Lorenzo Crounse.
MARTELL - Peak population (1950) 104. Post office was established Dec. 27, 1894. Town named by R. J. Green, A. G. Beeson and H. M. Bushmell of Lincoln, who bought the land and laid out the town site. Possibly named in honor of Charles Martel, king of the Franks (689-741).
MAYVILLE - Post office was established May 2, 1872 and discontinued April 6, 1874. Origin of the name not known. First postmaster was W. W. Carder.
MCFARLAND - Post office was established Aug. 11, 1874 and discontinued Dec. 3, 1878. Named in honor of a local settler.
MIDDLE CREEK - Post office was established April 24, 1868 and discontinued Aug. 2, 1869. Named for a creek on which the post office was located.
MILLVILLE - Post office name was changed from Sod Hill on March 17, 1874 and discontinued Dec. 12, 1876. Probably named for an area grist mill.
Former name of Havelock before a post office was
- Early settlement on Salt Creek 15 miles south of Lincoln.
It was founded by John D. Prey and sons in old Clay County.
The Olathe quarries were near Roca. Proposed town was never
Post office was established on April 27, 1869 and
discontinued April 22, 1873. Probably was named in honor of
a local settler.
Probably a former railroad station north of Lincoln.
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