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Nance County, Nebraska


Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska

Description from the 1890 U. P. R. R. Gazetteer

Fullerton lies near the center of Nance County, of which it is the county seat, at the junction of the Loup and Cedar rivers, on the U. P. Ry., 218 miles due west of Omaha. It has a population of 1,600. The Cedar river is of inestimable value here in affording water power, as its course forms numerous horseshoes of from one to three miles in length. An excellent flouring mill is in operation here, having a daily capacity of 150 barrels of flour and from three to four carloads of feed. It utilizes the water of two turbine wheels of 48 and 60 inches respectively. Its mill race is 200 feet long, emptying back into the river again which has traversed one and a half miles and has a fall of 14 feet. These horseshoes are very numerous here and can be easily put to use. The Citizens State Bank is a local monetary institution recently incorporated and has a capital of $60,000. It occupies the lower floor of a splendid brick block recently erected of St. Louis pressed brick, costing $20,000. Other improvements consist of handsome residences and several brick blocks. The press is ably represented by the Fullerton Post, democratic, James W. Tanner editor, and the Nance County Journal edited by M. H. Barber. Frank S. Gay is still the popular proprietor of Gays hotel and is deserving of patronage. The churches are M. E., Presbyterian and Baptist, the two former having splendid edifices.

NEW - 1885 Plat Map of Fullerton City

1890 Residents: Business -- Farmers

Street Map of Fullerton

Fullerton map

See the Fullerton Home Page
Nance County Addresses

Nance County Courthouse


Nance County Library
209 N. Esther St.

P.O.Box 578
Fullerton, NE 68638-3030

Fullerton, NE 68638-0578
(308) 536-2331 (County Clerk)

(308) 536-2382



Nance County Journal

Boone-Nance County Genealogical Society
P.O.Box 10

P. O. Box 231
Fullerton, NE 68638-0010

Belgrade, NE 68623
(308) 536-3100 (voice or fax)

(click to see their books for sale)

Fullerton Post Office

Nance County Historical Society
420 Broadway (PO Box 9998)

P. O. Box 10
Fullerton, NE 68638-9998

Fullerton, NE 68638
(308) 536-2212

Pictures at the Nance County Historical Museum

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Mormon Encampment Road Marker South of Town


Pictures of the churches in Fullerton (2004)

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Parade in Fullerton about 1900?


Old images of other Fullerton Buildings (submitted by Jane Nearing)

  Nance County's Courthouse 1894 - 1976

Nance Co.

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