The area directly west of present-day Nunn was called Maynard Flats, named after Adjunct General Joseph S. Maynard, American Civil War veteran and Weld County pioneer. In 1869, the Denver Pacific Railroad built their rail line from Cheyenne to Denver adjacent to Maynard Flats. During the early 1900s, an influx of homesteaders inspired Cheyenne real estate agents to build a real estate office on the Nunn site, and a town developed there.
For the town plat in 1906, the first name selected was Maynard. However, a railroad foreman preferred to name it for Tom Nunn, a local homesteader who saved a train by flagging it down after he discovered a bridge on fire about a mile north of Pierce. The town of Nunn was incorporated in 1908 and, as of 2009, agriculture remains the primary economic force in the surrounding community of approximately 470 residents. The High Plains Historical Society maintains the Northern Drylanders Museum in Nunn.
- Retail Climate/
- Economic Development/Business Assistance
Nunn is just south of the Ponnequin Wind Farm. It is a close-knit agricultural community just 11 miles east of Interstate 25 and 31 miles south of Cheyenne, WY.
North Weld County
Home to the Pawnee National Grasslands, this subregion is the most rural in the county with an estimated municipal population of less than 1,000. However, it’s become one of the most important energy regions for both oil/gas development and wind farms. It’s also an important farming and livestock grazing area. East/west access through the region is provided by Colorado Highway 14 which intersects with U.S. Highway 85 and Interstate 25.
Major Highway Access
North/South demand: U.S. Highway 85
East/West demand: Colorado Highway 14
|Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2015|
|Less than 9th Grade||1.6%|
|9th-12th Grade, No Diploma||5.0%|
|High School Graduate||37.2%|
|Some College, No Degree||23.8%|
|Weld RE-9 District Statistics
ENROLLMENT BY SCHOOL: 2015-2016
|Highland High School||248|
|STAFFING INFORMATION: 2015-2016|
|Average Teacher Salary||$39,934.92|
|Average Student/Teacher Ratio||14/1|
|Community College Enrollment|
|Aims Community College|
|All Campus Locations||5,001|
|University of Northern Colorado||12,216|
Key Residential Subdivisions/Home Builders
Key Traffic Counts
The town of Nunn is pro-growth and prepared to handle company needs, and will do what can reasonably be done to reduce development/start-up costs of businesses looking to locate or expand. Nunn considers each business, commercial, and industrial opportunity on an individual basis.
For additional information, contact:
185 Lincoln Avenue
P.O. Box 171
Nunn, CO 80648