Cherry County, a center of cattle production, was organized in 1883 and named for Lieutenant Samuel A. Cherry, a Fort Niobrara office killed in the line of duty. Valentine, founded in 1882, was named for early-day congressman E. K. Valentine.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 42° 50.984′ N, 100° 32.082′ W. Marker is in Valentine, Nebraska, in Cherry County. Marker is on U.S. 20 at milepost 198, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valentine NE 69201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryan Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away).
More about this marker. Travelers can drive through the nearby Ft. Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2014, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 86 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on October 7, 2014, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.