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Nicholson, Alabama

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Welcome to Nicholson ...

So far, we have found very little information about Nicholson. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Nicholson to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Nicholson, please Contact Us.

Nicholson would have been located within present day DeKalb County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Nicholson is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Nicholson was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Nicholson (for example, toward Lyerly (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

If Nicholson still existed, it would have been in the (256) & (938)<3> area codes.

Communities near Nicholson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Nicholson and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2016<5>
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,790   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,555   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,963   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,841   W   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Nicholson.

Communities Also Named Nicholson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Nicholson - they are located in British Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Montana, North Dakota, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Nicholson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nicholson. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nicholson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nicholson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Nicholson:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Nicholson no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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 Nicholson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nicholson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Nicholson.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Nicholson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nicholson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nicholson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3106, Longitude: -85.9155     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nicholson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nicholson.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nicholson.