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Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Stratton is approximately 427 (1990), 343 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 232 (1990), 168 (2010).
The amount of land area in Stratton is 1.075 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Stratton to Washington DC is 1331 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 245 miles. (as the crow flies)
Stratton is positioned 40.15 degrees north of the equator and 101.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Stratton average temperature is 50 degrees F.


in the southwest corner of Nebraska on U.S. Highway 34
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seasonal. Stratton, however, does not experience very many extremes in weather. Occasionally, the summer temperatures will go above 100 and winter lows will be below 0, they those days are few. Most of the precipitation comes between April and September. Snow may fall in late winter. The last freeze is usually in late April with the first frost around the beginning of October.
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History & History Related Items

The founder of Stratton was C.V. Bailey. When it began in 1879, it was first known as Frontier. The railroad came along in 1882 and Mary Stratton donated land for the town site. The name was changed at that time to honor her. Stratton was incorporated in 1888 as a village.

Take a trip down Memory Lane with these old photographs of Stratton.
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Swanson Lake
The lake is three miles east of Stratton and offers boating, camping, fishing, swimming, water skiing, hunting and more. Boat ramps are available on both sides of the lake providing easy access. Camping locations are found around the entire lake with some hook-ups.
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Stratton City Government

Village of Stratton
311 Bailey St.
P.O. Box 325
Stratton, NE 69043-0325
Phone: (308) 276-2184

Stratton Community Development Committee
P.O. Box 384
Stratton, NE 69043-0384

Stratton Schools

Students of Stratton attend schools in the Stratton Central Schools district. It is part of the Hitchcock County Unified School District. Stratton and Trenton share schools for their children.

Lakeside Central High School
318 West D Street
Trenton, NE 69044M
Phone: (308) 334-5281

Lakeside Central Elementary
605 Bailey Street
P.O. Box 324
Stratton, NE 69043-0324
Phone: (308) 276-2281

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