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Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 21 Nebraska Town Names

With so many little towns and villages scattered all over, Nebraska is bound to have some really oddly named ones mixed up in there. But do you know where those weird town names came from? A lot of our favorites – Friend, Funk, Ong, Valentine, Manley, and Gurley, to name just a few – were named for early settlers, railroad officials, or postmasters. Some are simply misspellings of Native American words. Some of the town names have more interesting backstories, however.

What other interesting origin stories do you know for Nebraska town names? Add your contributions in the comments!

Delana
Delana is a writer and editor who has lived in Nebraska for most of her life.