Tilden is a city in Antelope and Madison Counties in the U.S. state of Nebraska. Tilden was incorporated as Burnett in 1885, but the U.S. Post Office officially changed the name of the village in 1887, after presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden, due to confusion with Bennet, Nebraska. The population was 1,078 at the 2000 census. The Madison County portion of Tilden is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Tilden is the birthplace of L. Ron Hubbard and baseball player and broadcaster Richie Ashburn.
Tilden is located at 42°2′43″N 97°50′1″W / 42.04528°N 97.83361°W / 42.04528; -97.83361 (42.045297, -97.833599). The city is located mostly within Madison County with a portion of the city in Antelope County.