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Welcome to Kearney City (aka 'Dobytown') ...

So far, we have found very little information about Kearney City. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Kearney City to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Kearney City, please Contact Us.


Kearney City would have been located within present day Kearney County.

We aren't confident of the location of Kearney City, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

The pronunciation of Kearney City: CAR-nee<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Kearney City is 2,120 feet [646 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Kearney City is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Kearney City was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Kearney City still existed, it would have been in the (308) area code.

Communities near Kearney City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Kearney   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Kearney City

Located in Buffalo County

Minden   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Kearney City

Gibbon   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Kearney City

Located in Buffalo County

Shelton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Kearney City

Located in Buffalo County

Elm Creek   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Kearney City

Located in Buffalo County

Axtell   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Kearney City

Amherst   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Kearney City

Located in Buffalo County

Funk   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Kearney City

Located in Phelps County

Riverdale   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Kearney City

Located in Buffalo County

Heartwell   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Kearney City

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

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 Kearney City. 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 Kearney City. 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 Kearney City.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Kearney County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kearney County: www.kearneycounty.ne.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Kearney City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

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<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Kearney City. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Kearney City) 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 Kearney City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kearney City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kearney City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6411, Longitude: -99.0460     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kearney City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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