Located in the Elkhorn River Valley of the southeast corner of Holt County, Inman is a village of 129 citizens. Named after the pioneer settler W. H. Inman.
In 1881 the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad was being extended up the valley. A station was needed nine miles northwest of Ewing. When it was established, it was given the name "Inman." The 300 mile-long Elkhorn River Valley became a primary route used by pioneers as they pushed through the northeastern part of Nebraska.