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Wauneta
Chase County, Nebraska

ZipCodes
69045




Page Contents for Wauneta, Nebraska

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Wauneta is approximately 625 (2000), 577 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 358 (1990), 269 (2010).
The amount of land area in Wauneta is 1.983 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wauneta to Washington DC is 1341 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 250 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wauneta is positioned 40.41 degrees north of the equator and 101.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in southwestern Nebraska. Here is a location page for Wauneta.
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History & History Related Items

History information for Wauneta.

Another history page for Wauneta.

The first settlers of Wauneta were George Rowley and his wife who came here in 1875. They built a large sod house where the county's first white child was born, Earl Champion Rowley. George Rowley was later killed by Cheyenne Indians on his way home from Ogallala. The Rowley's owned a piano on which Mrs. Rowley played and sang for the trappers, cowboys and other settlers when they stopped in to rest. One of their favorites was a Spanish love song, "Juanita." When the town was founded in 1887, the town was named for this song. Since there was another town of Juanita in Nebraska, the post office changed the spelling to "Wauneta."
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Attractions

Information Site for Wauneta

More Information for Wauneta.
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Wauneta City Government

Clerk
Phone: 308 394-5390

Wauneta Historical Events

1959
Several years ago, my best girl friend and I set out across country, visiting towns and stopping sometimes to work a little, enough to fill the gas tank. We were just out of our teens and Adventurous. We left from Boston, took a southern route out to California, then a northern route back to the east coast. We passed through a little town in Nebraska - Wauneta, Nebraska. We never forgot that wonderful little town.

When we pulled into town, it was Sunday morning, every business was closed and everyone was in church. We waited for church to be over as we needed to buy some gasoline and get some food to eat. When the church bells rang, the people poured out of the church and came directly to where we were sitting. The station owner took our car keys and filled the tank, checked the oil, and a few other things. And his wife took us home for Sunday dinner with the family! She even packed us a lunch to take along as we continued our journey. The nicest people in the world live in Wauneta, Nebraska!
Thank you for the opportunity to tell the world about Wauneta. That little town has been in my heart for 45 years!
Patricia

Wauneta Libraries

Wauneta Public Library
319 N. Tecumseh
Wauneta, Nebraska 69045
Phone: 308 394-5243

Wauneta Schools

Wauneta-Palisade High School Wauneta

Miscellany

The population of Wauneta was:
1990 - 675
2000 - 625

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