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Aten is located in northwestern Cedar County, bordered by the Missouri River and the state of South Dakota to the north. Nebraska Highway 121 passes through the community, leading east 2 miles (3 km) to U.S. Route 81 at a point 2 miles (3 km) south of Yankton, South Dakota, and west 2 miles (3 km) to Gavins Point Dam, which impounds the Missouri River to form Lewis and Clark Lake.
Aten was founded in 1881 and named for postmaster John Aten. A post office was established in Aten in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1906.
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