Cozad, Nebraska

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Cozad is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 4,163 at the 2000 census. The town is on the Great Plains of central Nebraska, along the Union Pacific Railroad and U.S. Highway 30, just north of the Platte River. The 100th meridian, which roughly marks the eastward boundary of the arid plains, passes just west of the town as is marked nearby on a prominent sign across U.S. Highway 30. In the early 1860s, it was a stop along the Pony Express.

Cozad is part of the Lexington, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Cozad is located at 40°51′44″N 99°59′3″W / 40.86222°N 99.98417°W / 40.86222; -99.98417 (40.862141, -99.984082)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.

Cozad has gained recognition recently with its depiction in the Jack Nicholson movie About Schmidt.[citation needed]

Cozad was settled by John J. Cozad. Cozad also founded Cozaddale, Ohio, a small, unincorporated village 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati.[citation needed]

Notable natives and residents


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