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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.

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

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Nelson had a population of 266 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Nelson had a population of 1,395 people.

  • Amicalola [Dawson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amicalola
    • Amicalola [Dawson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amicalola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amicalola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amicalola
  • Ball Ground [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball Ground
    • Ball Ground [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Nelson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 296 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,315 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ball Ground had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball Ground
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ball Ground<4>
  • Barrettsville [Dawson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrettsville
    • Barrettsville [Dawson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Nelson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 174 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Barrettsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrettsville
  • Batesville [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
    • Batesville [Cherokee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Nelson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Batesville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesville
  • Blaine [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Nelson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blaine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Canton [Cherokee County]
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    • Canton [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Nelson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 659 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,347 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Canton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<4>
  • Creighton [Cherokee County] - Historic
    • While Creighton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creighton
    • Creighton [Cherokee County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Nelson
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Creighton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creighton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dawsonville [Dawson County]
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    • Dawsonville [Dawson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Nelson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,465 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dawsonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawsonville<4>
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    • Drew [Forsyth County]
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      • Drew [Forsyth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Nelson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Drew had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drew have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
    • Emma [Dawson County]
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      • Emma [Dawson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emma
    • Free Home [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Home
      • Free Home [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Nelson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Free Home had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Home
    • Hickory Flat [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Cherokee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hickory Flat had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
    • Hightower [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightower
      • Hightower [Forsyth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 93 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hightower had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hightower have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hightower
    • Hinton [Pickens County]
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      • Hinton [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,223 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hinton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jasper [Pickens County]
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      • Jasper [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 333 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,037 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jasper had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<4>
    • Jerusalem [Pickens County]
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      • Jerusalem [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jerusalem had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem
    • Johntown [Dawson County] - Historic
      • While Johntown was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johntown
      • Johntown [Dawson County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Johntown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johntown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Juno [Dawson County]
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      • Juno [Dawson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 70 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Juno had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juno have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juno
    • Keithsburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keithsburg
      • Keithsburg [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Nelson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keithsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keithsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keithsburg
    • Ludville [Pickens County]
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      • Ludville [Pickens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ludville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludville
    • Marble Hill [Pickens County]
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      • Marble Hill [Pickens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marble Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marble Hill<4>
    • Mica [Cherokee County]
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      • Mica [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mica had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mica have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mica
    • Ophir [Cherokee County]
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      • Ophir [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 55 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ophir had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ophir
    • Orange [Cherokee County]
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      • Orange [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 91 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Orange had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Sharp Top [Cherokee County]
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      • Sharp Top [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Nelson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sharp Top had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharp Top have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharp Top
    • Silver City [Forsyth County]
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      • Silver City [Forsyth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Nelson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silver City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Talking Rock [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talking Rock
      • Talking Rock [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 141 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Talking Rock had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talking Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talking Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talking Rock<4>
    • Tate [Pickens County]
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      • Tate [Pickens County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tate had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tate<4>
    • Waleska [Cherokee County]
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      • Waleska [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Nelson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 969 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waleska had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waleska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waleska<4>

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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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nelson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NelsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3795, Longitude: -84.3711       In this case, the coordinates for Nelson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 


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