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Welcome to Merna ...

The village of Merna is located in Custer County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Merna has a population of 366 people<2> (see below for details).

Merna is 2,660 feet [811 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Merna is ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Merna: (308)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Merna had a population of 363 people. This makes Merna the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Merna represents 0.02% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 236th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 363 people, the population of Merna decreased 7.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 391 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Merna had an population of 366 people. This is an increase of 0.83% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.39% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Merna ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Merna and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Anselmo   [Map]   139   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ansley   [Map]   423   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Arnold   [Map]   572   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Berwyn   [Map]   81   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Broken Bow   [Map]   3,534   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buckeye   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Merna ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Merna - they are located in Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina and Wyoming.

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

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 Merna. 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 Merna. 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 Merna. Our list includes 8 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Merna ...

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

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About Custer County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Custer County: www.co.custer.ne.us/

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

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

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Merna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Merna) 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 Merna. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Merna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4852, Longitude: -99.7610     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Merna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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