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About Pender, Nebraska

Pender is a village in Thurston County, Nebraska, United States. There is disagreement as to whether Pender is located on the Omaha Indian Reservation. The predominately European-American population was 1,002 at the 2010 census. The village supports seven liquor stores. The village is the county seat of Thurston County . European-American settlers founded the village in April 1885, naming it in honor of the Scottish politician and businessman Sir John Pender, a pioneer of the Transatlantic Cable. He founded what is now Cable & Wireless Worldwide, and was a director of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway.

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  • Population Total: 1002
  • Square Miles: 0.6
  • Area Code: 402
  • Elevation: 1342
  • Postal Codes: 68047
  • Timezone: North American Central