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Welcome to Red Cloud ...

The city of Red Cloud is located in Webster County<1> and is the County Seat for Webster County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Red Cloud has a population of 911 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Red Cloud is 1,710 feet [521 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Red Cloud: (402) and (531)<5>

The ZIP code for Red Cloud: 68970<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Red Cloud had an population of 911 people. This is a decrease of 10.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Red Cloud had a population of 1,020 people (or 26.76% of the total population of Webster County). This makes Red Cloud the county's most populous community.

The population of Red Cloud represents 0.06% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,020 people, the population of Red Cloud decreased 9.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,131 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Red Cloud.

Communities Also Named Red Cloud ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Red Cloud - it's located in Indiana.

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

Communities near Red Cloud ...

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

  • Blue Hill [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Hill
    • Blue Hill [Webster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Red Cloud
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Hill<8>
  • Campbell [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
    • Campbell [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Red Cloud
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbell<8>
  • Lawrence [Nuckolls County]
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    • Lawrence [Nuckolls County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Red Cloud
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrence<8>
  • Bladen [Webster County]
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    • Bladen [Webster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Red Cloud
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladen<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Guide Rock [Webster County]
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      • Guide Rock [Webster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Red Cloud
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guide Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guide Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guide Rock<8>
    • Lebanon [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Red Cloud
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<8>
    • Burr Oak [Jewell County]
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      • Burr Oak [Jewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Red Cloud
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burr Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burr Oak
    • Esbon [Jewell County]
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      • Esbon [Jewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Red Cloud
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Esbon<8>
    • Riverton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Red Cloud
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<8>
    • Cowles [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowles
      • Cowles [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Red Cloud
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowles

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 Red Cloud. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Red Cloud.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Red Cloud. 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 Red Cloud.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Cloud. Our list includes 26 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Red Cloud.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red Cloud ...

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

Adding Red Cloud to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Red Cloud 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 Red Cloud was on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Webster County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Webster County: www.co.webster.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 Webster, 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 Red Cloud.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Cloud - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<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 Red Cloud). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Red Cloud or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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- Red Cloud) 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 Red Cloud. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red CloudOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Cloud. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0863, Longitude: -98.5223       In this case, the coordinates for Red Cloud have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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