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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Valentine is approximately 2,862 (1999), 2737 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,332 (1990), 1259 (2010).
The amount of land area in Valentine is 4.622 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.006 sq kilometers.
The distance from Valentine to Washington DC is 1320 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 249 miles. (as the crow flies)
Valentine is positioned 42.87 degrees north of the equator and 100.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Valentine elevation is 2,586 feet above sea level.
Valentine average annual precipitation is 17.11 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 18.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 45.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 74.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 49.5 degrees F.


in northern Nebraska near the South Dakota border. Here is a map page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Valentine was named for the congressman from Nebraska during the time period 1879-1885. His name was E.K. Valentine. He gave assistance to the local people here with their grievances toward the government. Because of reports that this sandhill area was not habitable, few people came here to settle. It wasn't until the railroad arrived in the early 1880's, that settlers came. It was incorporated in 1884 as a village. Due to its out of the way area, many outlaws came to make themselves at home. Rustler's Roost near the town was one of those havens. The Native Americans of the area, the Sioux and Pawnee, often hunted and ranched here. Once settlers arrived, this was a cause of hostility between the settlers and Indians. As a result, Fort Niobrara was built at the river.

Try this history page for more historical information on Valentine.
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Learn more about Valentina at this informative site.

Attractions in Valentine.

Smith Falls State Park is located nearby. The tallest waterfall in the state is here, cascading down 75 feet. This park was created in 1992 and is a beautiful wilderness setting to enjoy.

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
This is a 19,000 acres refuge with many buffalo and elk. It was created in 1912 as a haven for buffalo, elk, deer and other animals.

Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation
Over 880,000 acres make up this reservation, home to the Sicangu Lakota and other non-tribal members.
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Valentine City Government

City of Valentine
323 N Main
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: 402-376-2323


County Clerk
365 N Main
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: 402-376-2771

Valentine Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
239 South Main
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: 402-376-2969
Toll-free: 1-800-658-4024

Valentine Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
239 South Main
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: 402-376-2969
Toll-free: 1-800-658-4024

Valentine Libraries

Valentine Library
324 N Main
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: 402-376-3160

Valentine Schools

Valentine Elementary School
East 5th Street
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: 402-376-3237

Valentine Middle School
3rd and Wood
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: 402-376-3367

Valentine Rural High School
431 N Green Street
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: 402-376-2730 Valentine


The population of Valentine was:
1970 - 2,662
1980 - 2,829
1990 - 2,874
1991 - 2,871
1995 - 2,908
1998 - 2,846
1999 - 2,862

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