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Welcome to Chadron ...

The city of Chadron is located in Dawes County<1> and is the County Seat for Dawes County.

The location of Chadron has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chadron has a population of 5,378 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Chadron.

Chadron is 3,380 feet [1,030 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Chadron is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Chadron lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Chadron lies within the (308) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chadron had an population of 5,378 people. This is a decrease of 8.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chadron had a population of 5,851 people (which is 63.72% of the total population of Dawes County). This makes Chadron the county's most populous community.

The population of Chadron represents 0.32% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,851 people, the population of Chadron increased 3.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,634 people).

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

Communities near Chadron ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chadron.

  • Hay Springs [Sheridan County]
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    • Hay Springs [Sheridan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Chadron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hay Springs<6>
  • Whitney [Dawes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
    • Whitney [Dawes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Chadron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitney<6>
  • Bordeaux [Dawes County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
    • Bordeaux [Dawes County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Chadron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bordeaux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crawford [Dawes County]
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    • Crawford [Dawes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Chadron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 905 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawford<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Horn [Dawes County]
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      • Horn [Dawes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the west of Chadron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn
    • Whiteclay [Sheridan County]
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      • Whiteclay [Sheridan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Chadron
      • Whiteclay has also been known as:
      • Pine Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteclay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteclay<6>
    • Belmont [Dawes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Dawes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the southwest of Chadron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Pine Ridge [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Oelrichs [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oelrichs
      • Oelrichs [Fall River County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Chadron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oelrichs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oelrichs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oelrichs<6>
    • Rushville [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Sheridan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the east of Chadron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chadron. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chadron.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chadron. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chadron.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chadron. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chadron.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chadron ...

Looking for more information about Chadron? 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 Chadron, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chadron.

Adding Chadron to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chadron in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chadron was on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

We also found Chadron on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for South Dakota (1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chadron on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dawes County: www.co.dawes.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Dawes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chadron.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chadron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chadron) 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 Chadron. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChadronOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chadron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8260, Longitude: -103.0025       In this case, the coordinates for Chadron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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