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Battle Creek, Nebraska

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The location of Battle Creek

Welcome to Battle Creek ...

The city of Battle Creek is located in Madison County.

The location of Battle Creek has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Battle Creek refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Battle Creekian<2>

A typical abbreviation for Battle Creek: Battle Crk. (or less commonly used: Battle Ck. or Battle Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Battle Creek has a population of 1,202 people<3> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Battle Creek: Named after a local stream where Nebraska Volunteers prepared to fight against the Pawnee Indians.

Battle Creek is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Battle Creek: (402) and (531)<5>

The ZIP code for Battle Creek: 68715<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Battle Creek had a population of 1,207 people. This makes Battle Creek the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Battle Creek represents 0.07% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,207 people, the population of Battle Creek increased 4.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,158 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Battle Creek had an population of 1,202 people. This is a decrease of 0.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.8% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Battle Creek.

Communities near Battle Creek ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<7>.

Community   2018
Hadar   [Map]   300   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hoskins   [Map]   295   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,381   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Meadow Grove   [Map]   294   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Newman Grove   [Map]   710   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Norfolk   [Map]   24,651   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Battle Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Battle Creek - they are located in California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Battle Creek. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Battle Creek. 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 Battle Creek. Our list includes 4 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Battle Creek ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Battle Creek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Battle Creek.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Madison County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Battle Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Battle Creek refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Battle Creek may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Battle Creek.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Battle Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<6>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 Battle Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Battle Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Battle Creek) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Battle Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9983, Longitude: -97.5991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Battle Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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