Jail comes downbeat stories remain

Nuckolls County Jail


August 18, 2022

The stories the building could tell. While the physical entity of the Nuckolls County Jail will soon be but a memory, some of the tales associated with the structure will linger on far into the future.

A crew has been at work razing the building and removing the debris. Soon only an empty lot used for parking will remain on the site.

The jail was the first brick structure erected in Nelson. In 1878, after Nelson won the election to be named county seat as its rival, Elkton, faded into the fog of lost time, the jail was the first substantial structure built. Though Superior held the notio...

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