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Cherry County, Nebraska

US county information
NameCherry County
Largest cityValentine
US Area
Total Area6010 sq mi (15565.9 km2)
Land Area5961 sq mi (15439 km2)
Water Area49 sq mi (126.9 km2)
Population6148 (2000)
Density0.39/km2 (1/sq mi)

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Cherry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It was named for Lt. Samuel A. Cherry, an Army officer who was stationed at Fort Niobrara and who had been killed in South Dakota in 1881. The population was 6,148 at the 2000 census. Its county seat is Valentine. Cherry is located in the Outback area of Nebraska.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Cherry County is represented by the prefix 66 (it had the sixty-sixth-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).

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