Although Cherry County is the largest county (in square miles) in Nebraska, early settlement did not occur until
the late 1870s. By the early 1880s, however, settlement began to increase spurred on, in part, by the
construction of the railroad. In 1883
The former Valentine United States Post Office, constructed in 1936-37, is a one-story, brick and limestone
Modernistic style building. While the building retains a high degree of integrity, its national historical significance derives
This one-and-one-half-story frame house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a simplified example of a Neo-Classical
Revival dwelling, based upon earlier Greek Revival style houses in the eastern and mid-western states. F. M.