Cherry County, Nebraska

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Cherry County administrative offices are located at 365 North Main Street, Valentine, NE 69201; phone: 402-376-2771.

Cherry County, the largest in Nebraska, has an area of 6,009 square miles, greater than that of Connecticut, or of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, but sparsely settled, having a population of only 10,898 in 1930.[1]

The county is named for Lieutenant Samuel L. Cherry [1850-1881], U.S. Army.

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Nebraska, Nebraska: A Guide to the Cornhusker State, American Guide Series, Viking Press, NY, 1939.

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