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Overton, Nebraska

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The location of Overton

Welcome to Overton ...

The village of Overton is located in Dawson County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Overton has a population of 570 people<2> (see below for details).

Overton is 2,320 feet [707 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Overton is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Overton: (308)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Overton had a population of 594 people. This makes Overton the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Overton represents 0.03% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 174th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 594 people, the population of Overton decreased 8.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 646 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Overton had an population of 570 people. This is a decrease of 4.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.76% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Overton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017
Amherst   [Map]   253   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bertrand   [Map]   711   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eddyville   [Map]   95   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Elm Creek   [Map]   955   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elwood   [Map]   698   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lexington   [Map]   10,024   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Overton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Overton - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

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 Overton. 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 Overton. 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 Overton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Overton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Dawson County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dawson 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Overton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Overton - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Overton) 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 Overton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Overton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7406, Longitude: -99.5374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Overton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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