The Adams County village of fewer than 100 people was named for a railroad official, Doctor Ayr.
This village in Otoe County was named for a grove of bur oak trees nearby.
This Custer County town was founded when the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad came to the area. It was named after railroad engineer Anselmo B. Smith.
As you can imagine, there are plenty of jokes about how this village in Saunders County got its name. They're all funnier than the real story: it was named after Colon, Michigan, which was named after Colón, Panama.
This Kimball County village is the cool younger sibling of Dixon, Illinois. It was named after that city because an early settler hailed from Dixon.
This Boyd County Village bears the distinction of having the second-smallest population in the state with just two people. (Monowi has only one.) The village was named for Ben Gross, who had a general store there in the early days.
People have a lot of fun stealing the "Lushton" sign, but its origins are pretty ordinary. It was named after a railroad official.
This Cedar County village got its name from founder B.E. Smith, who believed the town would attract people like a magnet attracts iron.
Located in Scotts Bluff County, Minatare is derived from the name of a sub-branch of the Sioux called Minnataree.
This tiny village in Cherry County was named for George Nenzel, the man who originally owned the town site.
"Ong" is fun to say over and over, isn't it? The Clay County village was named for the man who originally owned the land it is on, Judge J.E. Ong.
The lovely city of Ord, in Valley County, was named in honor of Edward Ord, a Civil War general.
This Butler County village got its name when an early gristmill owner was pleasantly surprised to find so much waterpower available there.
This Lincoln County village of 78 people was named after Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
This tiny village in Knox County is the only town in the world to bear the name. A railroad official named it after a friend's farm in Wisconsin.
Worms, in Merrick County, was named after the city in Germany of the same name.