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Eli, Nebraska

Eli is an unincorporated community in Cherry County, Nebraska, in the United States.[1] Its population is around 60-75 people, but exact Census information has not been collected. It is 1 mile (1.6 km) north of U.S. Highway 20 and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of the Nebraska-South Dakota border. The nearest town is Merriman, Nebraska, 11.8 miles (19.0 km) to the west. It is also 12.8 miles (20.6 km) west of Cody, Nebraska.

Eli is located 1.9 (3.1 km) miles southwest of Clubhouse Lake, 3.4 miles (5.5 km) north of Bear Creek, and 6.4 miles (8.9 km) north of the Niobrara River. It is also about 8.3 miles (13.4 km) west of the Cottonwood Lake State Recreational Area.The nearest municipal airport is Martin Municipal Airport located in Martin, South Dakota, 19.2 miles (30.9 km) to the northwest.


Eli was named for Daniel Webster Hitchock, a railroad employee whose nickname was "Get-there-Eli".[2][3]

A post office was established at Eli in 1909, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1967.[4]


  • DeLorme (2003). Nebraska Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-328-1
  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eli, Nebraska
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 37. 
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 68. 
  4. ^ "Cherry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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