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July 26 - 28, 2013
Because Burnett's mail was continually being mixed up with that of a town by
the name of Bennett, the U.S. Post Office officially changed the name of the
village to Tilden in 1887, after a presidential candidate by the name of
By 1918, the population of Tilden had grown to more than 1,000 people, and the town officially became a second-class city. The population has remained steady in the ensuing years.
Due to our proximity to Norfolk, Neb. (22 miles west), Tilden offers an affordable alternative for residential living in a rural atmosphere, yet within commuting distance to the job markets of a larger city. Tilden is a growing community with a thriving downtown business district and a new residential development in the southwest part of town.
Tilden offers other community services including a summer recreation program for youth ages 4-18, Westwood Homes (subsidized housing for low income and elderly) and Tilden Community Hospital, a city-owned medical facility with long-term and acute care.