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The location of Whitney

Welcome to Whitney ...

The village of Whitney is located in Dawes County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Whitney has a population of 74 people<2> (see below for details).

Whitney is 3,410 feet [1,039 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Whitney is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

Whitney is within the boundaries of the (308) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whitney had a population of 77 people. This makes Whitney the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 77 people, the population of Whitney decreased 11.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 87 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Whitney had an population of 74 people. This is a decrease of 3.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.94% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Whitney ...

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 Whitney and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2018
Belmont   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bordeaux - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Chadron   [Map]   5,488   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Crawford   [Map]   947   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hay Springs   [Map]   535   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Horn   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Whitney ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Whitney - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

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 Whitney. 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 Whitney. 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 Whitney.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whitney ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Dawes County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dawes 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 Whitney.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitney - 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitney) 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 Whitney. 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 Whitney

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7838, Longitude: -103.2567     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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