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.
Erected by Cherry County Historical Society; Historical Land Mark Council. (Marker Number 87.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
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.
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.
Categories. • Animals • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2014, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 327 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on October 7, 2014, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.