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Aten, Nebraska
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Country  United States
State  Nebraska
County Cedar
Founded 1881
 • Total 112

Aten is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Cedar County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 112.


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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