State Farm Insurance Moves

Kale Nelson and staff of the State Farm Insurance Agency. From left Chalia Swank, licensed representative; Nelson,  agent, and Rebecca Ballou, receptionist. Not pictured is Sharon Campbell who works part-time as a customer service representative.

State Farm Insurance Agent Kale Nelson has moved to a more easily accessed location.

“It’s one of the best locations in Fort Scott, being at the intersection of 69 Hwy. and South National Avenue,” Nelson said.

“There is a tremendous amount of traffic, he said.

The new address is 1805 S. National, in a building that is still in the process of being totally renovated.

Today, the parking lot of the property was being graveled for customers, and they are still in the process of settling in the building, Nelson said.

Demolition of the interior of the building started last summer and Nelson and his staff moved on February 19, he said.

“I’m thrilled with the way it turned out,” Nelson said. “There is a little more work to do.”

Besides purchasing his own business property, investing in the community was a goal Nelson had in the renovation.

“It was important to make an investment in a historical building,” Nelson said.

“We’ve had a lot of people share stories about the property (and its many transformations),” he said.

Nelson has been a State Farm Agent since 2005.

Working with people drives him, he said.

“I really enjoy helping people put their protection plans in place….life, some health, home, auto, business, bank… a large range of offerings. Help them overcome what deficiencies they have with the best value for their dollar,” he said.

Hours of operation for the business is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and evenings by appointment.

“The Saturday morning hours are for people who can’t get in during the week,” Nelson said

Attorney Justin Meeks will also have an office on the property when his section of the building is completed.



The new State Farm Insurance office is located at 1805 S. National, this photo was taken a few weeks ago. The building is located at the intersection of 69 Hwy. and South National Avenue.

6 thoughts on “State Farm Insurance Moves”

    1. When I was a kid, I believe it was a pet store and a liquor store – if it’s the building I recognize. I seem to remember buying cat food there and playing with puppies.

    1. Norma, I thought it might have been the Steak House, but someone else told me the steakhouse building is long gone???

      1. No that the build that Lockwood steak use to be in many years ago.

        There was Also a Lockwood liquors next door. It was brother who ran the buiness

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