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Nelson, Alabama
(Mobile County)

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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.

Bayou La Batre   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 35 people (with 2,621 people in 2015)
 - Bayou La Batre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coden   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Coden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cox   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nelson
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
 
Daphne   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 24,896 people in 2015)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Escatawpa (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Nelson
 - Escatawpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernland   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nelson
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office
 
Fowl River   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nelson
 - Fowl River had railroad service and no post office
 
Gasque   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nelson
 - Gasque had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Bay   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
 
Magnolia Springs   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East (E) from Nelson
 - Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marlow   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East (E) from Nelson
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mobile   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
 
Mon Louis   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nelson
 - Mon Louis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montrose   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nelson
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moss Point (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 1,750 people (with 13,654 people in 2015)
 - Moss Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orange Grove (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Nelson
 - Orange Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Pascagoula (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Nelson
 - Pascagoula had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plateau   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nelson
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
 
Point Clear   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prichard   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North (N) from Nelson
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Elmo   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Hill   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Theodore   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nelson
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Three Rivers (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nelson
 - Three Rivers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whistler   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nelson
 - Whistler had a post office and 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 from Nelson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 30.3863, Longitude: -88.2167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nelson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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