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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Nelson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nelson and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Nelson:
    • 35.515409, -113.319319
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Nelson
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Nelson ...

We have found 52 communities that share the name Nelson.

There is one other community in Arizona which is also named Nelson.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another 51 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 51 communities, 49 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Arizona ...
    • Pima County
      • This Nelson is located in Pima County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pima County community of Nelson.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Chambers County
      • This Nelson is located in Chambers County and lies 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chambers County community of Nelson.
      • Mobile County
      • This Nelson is located in Mobile County and lies 1,492 miles [2,401.1 km] to the east of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mobile County community of Nelson.
      • Shelby County
      • This Nelson is located in Shelby County and lies 1,527 miles [2,457.5 km] to the east of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Nelson.
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Nelson [Drew County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Nelson lies 985 miles [1,585.2 km]<1> to the north of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This Nelson is located in Butte County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Nelson.
    • Colorado
      • Morgan County
      • This Nelson is located in Morgan County and lies 619 miles [996.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Nelson.
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee County
      • This Nelson is located in Cherokee County and lies 1,634 miles [2,629.7 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Nelson.
    • Idaho
      • Clearwater County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Nelson [Clearwater County].
      • Oneida County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Nelson [Oneida County].
      • Shoshone County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Nelson [Shoshone County].
    • Illinois
      • Iroquois County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Nelson [Iroquois County].
      • Lee County
      • This Nelson is located in Lee County and lies 1,345 miles [2,164.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Nelson.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Nelson [Vigo County].
    • Iowa
      • Guthrie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Nelson [Guthrie County].
    • Kansas
      • Cloud County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Nelson [Cloud County].
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Nelson [Crawford County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clark County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Nelson [Clark County].
      • Muhlenberg County
      • This Nelson is located in Muhlenberg County and lies 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muhlenberg County community of Nelson.
      • Wolfe County
      • This Nelson is located in Wolfe County and lies 1,652 miles [2,658.6 km] to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of Nelson.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Nelson [Bienville Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Manitoba community of Nelson.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Nelson is located in Charles County and lies 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Nelson.
      • Somerset County
      • This Nelson is located in Somerset County and lies 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km] to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Nelson.
    • Michigan
      • Cheboygan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Nelson [Cheboygan County].
      • Saginaw County
      • This Nelson is located in Saginaw County and lies 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saginaw County community of Nelson.
    • Minnesota
      • Douglas County
      • This Nelson is located in Douglas County and lies 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Nelson.
    • Missouri
      • Saline County
      • This Nelson is located in Saline County and lies 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Nelson.
    • Montana
      • Fergus County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Nelson [Fergus County].
      • Lewis and Clark County
      • This Nelson is located in Lewis and Clark County and lies 784 miles [1,261.7 km]<1> to the north of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis and Clark County community of Nelson.
    • Nebraska
      • Nuckolls County
      • This Nelson is located in Nuckolls County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nuckolls County community of Nelson.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Nelson is located in Clark County and lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the west of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Nelson.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Nelson is located in Cheshire County and lies 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Nelson.
    • New York
      • Madison County
      • This Nelson is located in Madison County and lies 2,054 miles [3,305.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Nelson.
      • Steuben County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Nelson [Steuben County].
    • North Carolina
      • Durham County
      • This Nelson is located in Durham County and lies 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Durham County community of Nelson.
    • Ohio
      • Morgan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Nelson [Morgan County].
      • Portage County
      • This Nelson is located in Portage County and lies 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Nelson.
    • Oklahoma
      • Choctaw County
      • This Nelson is located in Choctaw County and lies 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Nelson.
    • Ontario
      • This Nelson lies 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This Nelson is located in Baker County and lies 659 miles [1,060.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Nelson.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Tioga County
      • This Nelson is located in Tioga County and lies 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Nelson.
    • South Carolina
      • Fairfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Nelson [Fairfield County].
    • Texas
      • Ellis County
      • This Nelson is located in Ellis County and lies 967 miles [1,556.2 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellis County community of Nelson.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Nelson is located in Davis County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the north of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Nelson.
    • Virginia
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Nelson is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Nelson.
      • York County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Nelson [York County].
    • Washington
      • Kittitas County
      • This Nelson is located in Kittitas County and lies 899 miles [1,446.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kittitas County community of Nelson.
      • Skamania County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Nelson [Skamania County].
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • This Nelson is located in Boone County and lies 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Nelson.
    • Wisconsin
      • Buffalo County
      • This Nelson is located in Buffalo County and lies 1,279 miles [2,058.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Nelson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buffalo County community of Nelson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nelson ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Grand Canyon Caverns [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Canyon Caverns
    • Grand Canyon Caverns [Coconino County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Canyon Caverns
  • Hackberry [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackberry
    • Hackberry [Mohave County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackberry
  • Peach Springs [Mohave County]
  • Robbers Roost [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbers Roost
    • Robbers Roost [Coconino County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbers Roost have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbers Roost
  • Rose Well Camp [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Well Camp
    • Rose Well Camp [Coconino County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Well Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Well Camp
  • Valentine [Mohave County]

How Far From Nelson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Nelson to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Nelson and extending to:

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    • Prescott, which is the Seat of Yavapai County and lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could drive a straight line from Nelson to Prescott, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 114 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,355 miles [11,836.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,122 miles [13,071.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,080 miles [9,784.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nelson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nelson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nelson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5154, Longitude: -113.3193    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Nelson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Nelson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.446 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.662 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.828 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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