North Platte (plăt) [key], city (1990 pop. 22,605), seat of Lincoln co., W central Nebr., at the confluence of the North Platte and South Platte rivers; inc. 1873. It is a processing and shipping point for grain and livestock, with meatpacking plants and a railroad repair shop. Concrete blocks, sheet metal, wooden doors, lawn ornaments, soft drinks, and aprons are manufactured. Nearby is Scouts Rest Ranch (formerly a home of Buffalo Bill, who lived in North Platte for 30 years), the site of summer rodeos. Fort McPherson National Cemetery is also there.