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The city of Benkelman is the county seat of Dundy County and is located at the junction of the north and south forks of the Republican River. Just off Highways 34 and 61, in southwestern Nebraska, Benkelman is located in a good hunting and fishing area with access to state-of-the-art health care facilities, a senior home and services, an outstanding school system, five churches, local restaurants, stores and services, and a 9-hole golfers paradise. Only three hours from Denver International Airport, you’ll find the hectic, high-priced urban lifestyle evolves into wholesome, affordable, rural living in Benkelman and Dundy County.

Originally called Collinsville, the town's name was changed to Benkelman in 1880 when J.G. Benkelman established one of the largest cattle shipping points next to the town.


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