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Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,737 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Cherry County.HistoryValentine was founded in 1883 when the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Edward K. Valentine, a Nebraska representative.Valentine was nearly destroyed two years in a row: a large storm with extremely high winds caused extensive damage to trees and buildings in July 2005, and in July 2006 the "Big Rock Fire" engulfed over 3000acre of land.Valentine participates in an annual re-mailing program where thousands of pieces of mail flow into the local United States Post Office so that they can be re-mailed with a special Valentine's Day postmark and verse.In 2007, National Geographic Adventure magazine included Valentine in its list of the best ten wilderness towns and cities.In the Lakota, Valentine is known as Oínažiŋ or Mnináȟaȟa Otȟúŋwahe, meaning "station stopping place" or "water and waterfall city".GeographyValentine is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.25sqmi, of which, 2.22sqmi is land and 0.03sqmi is water.Make Valentine central to your United States travel plans using our United States itinerary planner.
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