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Welcome to Herndon ...

The city of Herndon is located in Rawlins County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Herndon has a population of 130 people<1> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Herndon: Named for William Herndon (1818-1891), the law partner and biographer of Abraham Lincoln.

Herndon is 2,660 feet [811 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Herndon is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Herndon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Herndon (for example, toward Benkelman (NE)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Herndon lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Herndon: 67739<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Herndon had a population of 129 people (or 5.12% of the total population of Rawlins County). This makes Herndon the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 129 people, the population of Herndon decreased 13.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 149 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Herndon had an population of 130 people. This is an increase of 0.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.75% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Herndon.

Communities near Herndon ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2016
Atwood   [Map]   1,209   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dresden   [Map]   40   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kanona   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ludell   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oberlin   [Map]   1,700   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Traer   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Herndon.

Communities Also Named Herndon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Herndon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Florida, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kentucky (2), Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Herndon.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Herndon. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Herndon. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Herndon. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Herndon:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Herndon ...

Looking for more information about Herndon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Herndon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Herndon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Herndon.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Herndon. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Herndon.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Herndon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Herndon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Herndon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Herndon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Herndon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Herndon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Herndon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Herndon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9090, Longitude: -100.7861     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Herndon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Herndon.