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Agate, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Sioux
Elevation
4,439 ft (1,353 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 308
GNIS feature ID 834977

Agate is an unincorporated community in Sioux County, Nebraska, United States. Agate is located on Nebraska Highway 29, 19 miles (31 km) south-southeast of Harrison. The community is home to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

History

A post office was established at Agate in 1899, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1968. Agate was named for James H. Cook's Agate Springs Ranch, which was in turn named for the agate deposits in the area.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Agate has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

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