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1890 Communities Near Nelson ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Nelson in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Nelson.

Beulah   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blackman   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nelson
 - Blackman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyds   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Nelson
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
 
Buffalo   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
 
Chapel Hill   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nelson
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chewacla   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nelson
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crowder (GA)   (Troup County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Crowder was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nelson
 - Crowder had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cusseta   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 124 people in 2015)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
 
Five Points   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nelson
 - Five Points had a post office and railroad service
 
Fredonia   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Fredonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gabbettville (GA)   (Troup County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nelson
 - Gabbettville had a post office and railroad service
 
Gold Hill   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
LaFayette   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 1,369 people (with 2,990 people in 2015)
 - LaFayette had a post office and railroad service
 
Long Cane (GA)   (Troup County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nelson
 - Long Cane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mechanicsville   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nelson
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moorefield   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Nelson
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Hill (GA)   (Harris County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mountain Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Bowery   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opelika   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 29,527 people in 2015)
 - Opelika had a post office and railroad service
 
Osanippa   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
 
River View   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nelson
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Salem   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuckersburg   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Tuckersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
West Point (GA)   (Troup County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,728 people in 2015)
 - West Point had a post office and railroad service
 
Whitesville (GA)   (Harris County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Whitesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wisdoms Store (GA)   (Harris County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wisdoms Store was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Wisdoms Store had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Nelson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Nelson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nelson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8118, Longitude: -85.2447     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nelson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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