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Our Genealogy Helper for Nelson ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Nelson (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Nelson. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Nelson is primarily located in Cherokee County. A portion of Nelson extends into Pickens County.

To see how the shape of Georgia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Bartow, Cobb, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton, Gordon & Pickens.

Below are the counties that are near Nelson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Nelson:

  • Cherokee County     (The home county of Nelson)
    • Ball Ground [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball Ground
      • Ball Ground [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball Ground
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ball Ground<2>
    • Worley Crossroads [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worley Crossroads
      • Worley Crossroads [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worley Crossroads
    • Ophir [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
      • Ophir [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ophir
    • White City [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Buffington [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffington
      • Buffington [Cherokee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffington
    • Harmony [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Cherokee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Free Home [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Home
      • Free Home [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Home
    • Canton [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<2>
    • Waleska [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waleska
      • Waleska [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 969 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waleska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waleska<2>
    • Salacoa [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salacoa
      • Salacoa [Cherokee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salacoa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salacoa
    • Hickory Flat [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Cherokee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
    • Holly Springs [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Cherokee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,506 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs<2>
  • Barrow County
    • Braselton [Barrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braselton
      • Braselton [Barrow County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braselton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braselton<2>
    • Auburn [Barrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Barrow County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<2>
  • Bartow County
    • Funkhouser [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Funkhouser
      • Funkhouser [Bartow County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Funkhouser have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funkhouser
    • Rydal [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rydal
      • Rydal [Bartow County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rydal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rydal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rydal<2>
    • Pine Log [Bartow County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Log
      • Pine Log [Bartow County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
    • Corbin [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corbin
      • Corbin [Bartow County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corbin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbin
    • White [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White
      • White [Bartow County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White<2>
    • McCallie [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCallie
      • McCallie [Bartow County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCallie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCallie
    • Interchange Village [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Interchange Village
      • Interchange Village [Bartow County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Interchange Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interchange Village
    • Allatoona [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allatoona
      • Allatoona [Bartow County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allatoona
    • Buena Vista [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Bartow County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Indian Village [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Bartow County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
    • Cartersville [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
      • Cartersville [Bartow County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cartersville<2>
    • Cassville [Bartow County]
  • Cobb County
    • Noonday [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noonday
      • Noonday [Cobb County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,592 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noonday have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noonday
    • Holly Oaks [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Oaks
      • Holly Oaks [Cobb County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Oaks
    • Sturbridge Village [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturbridge Village
      • Sturbridge Village [Cobb County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturbridge Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturbridge Village
    • Cobb Place Manor [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobb Place Manor
      • Cobb Place Manor [Cobb County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 357 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobb Place Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobb Place Manor
    • Acworth [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acworth
      • Acworth [Cobb County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,726 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acworth<2>
    • Logan Trace [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan Trace
      • Logan Trace [Cobb County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan Trace
    • Mitchell Hill [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Hill
      • Mitchell Hill [Cobb County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Hill
    • Chattahoochee Heights [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chattahoochee Heights
      • Chattahoochee Heights [Cobb County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chattahoochee Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chattahoochee Heights
    • Kennesaw [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw
      • Kennesaw [Cobb County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,712 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennesaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennesaw<2>
    • Calumet Woods [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calumet Woods
      • Calumet Woods [Cobb County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calumet Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calumet Woods
    • Kennesaw Acres [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw Acres
      • Kennesaw Acres [Cobb County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennesaw Acres
    • Shiloh West [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh West
      • Shiloh West [Cobb County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh West have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh West
  • Dawson County
    • Dawsonville [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawsonville
      • Dawsonville [Dawson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawsonville<2>
    • Lumpkin [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumpkin
      • Lumpkin [Dawson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumpkin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumpkin
  • DeKalb County
    • Dunwoody West [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunwoody West
      • Dunwoody West [DeKalb County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2015: 48,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunwoody West have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunwoody West
    • Dunwoody [DeKalb County]
    • Peachtree [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachtree
      • Peachtree [DeKalb County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachtree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachtree
    • Chamblee [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblee
      • Chamblee [DeKalb County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,842 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chamblee<2>
    • Doraville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doraville
      • Doraville [DeKalb County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doraville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Doraville<2>
    • Brookhaven [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [DeKalb County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Tucker [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [DeKalb County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucker<2>
    • Mountain Woods [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Woods
      • Mountain Woods [DeKalb County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Woods
    • La Vista [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Vista
      • La Vista [DeKalb County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Vista
    • Montreal [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreal
      • Montreal [DeKalb County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreal
    • North DeKalb [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North DeKalb
      • North DeKalb [DeKalb County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 18,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North DeKalb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North DeKalb
    • Clarkston [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkston
      • Clarkston [DeKalb County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkston<2>
  • Fannin County
    • Margret [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margret
      • Margret [Fannin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margret
    • Blue Ridge [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Fannin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<2>
    • Morganton [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
      • Morganton [Fannin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 314 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<2>
    • Hemp [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemp
      • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp
    • Mineral Bluff [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Bluff
      • Mineral Bluff [Fannin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Bluff<2>
    • Cutcane [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutcane
      • Cutcane [Fannin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutcane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutcane
    • Epworth [Fannin County]
  • Floyd County
  • Forsyth County
    • Silver City [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Forsyth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • 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
    • Cumming [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumming
      • Cumming [Forsyth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,639 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumming
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumming<2>
    • Chestatee [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestatee
      • Chestatee [Forsyth County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestatee
  • Fulton County
    • Milton [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Fulton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<2>
    • Fields Crossroads [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Crossroads
      • Fields Crossroads [Fulton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Crossroads
    • Litchfield Hundred [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield Hundred
      • Litchfield Hundred [Fulton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 15,491 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Litchfield Hundred have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield Hundred
    • Mountain Park [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Park
      • Mountain Park [Fulton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 576 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
    • Alpharetta [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpharetta
      • Alpharetta [Fulton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpharetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpharetta<2>
    • Lake Union Hill [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Union Hill
      • Lake Union Hill [Fulton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 4,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Union Hill
    • Preston Ridge [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston Ridge
      • Preston Ridge [Fulton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston Ridge
    • Roswell [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
      • Roswell [Fulton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roswell<2>
    • Johns Creek [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns Creek
      • Johns Creek [Fulton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sandy Springs [Fulton County]
    • Montwicke [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montwicke
      • Montwicke [Fulton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 886 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montwicke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gilmer County
    • Whitestone [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitestone
      • Whitestone [Gilmer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitestone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Yukon [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yukon
      • Yukon [Gilmer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yukon
    • Tickanetley [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tickanetley
      • Tickanetley [Gilmer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tickanetley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rolston [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolston
      • Rolston [Gilmer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Ellijay [Gilmer County]
    • Ellijay [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellijay
      • Ellijay [Gilmer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,724 people
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    • Northcutt [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northcutt
      • Northcutt [Gilmer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 16,698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northcutt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • White Path [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Path
      • White Path [Gilmer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 342 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Path have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tails Creek [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tails Creek
      • Tails Creek [Gilmer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,248 people
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    • Cherry Log [Gilmer County]
  • Gordon County
    • Fairmount [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
      • Fairmount [Gordon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
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    • Igo [Gordon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Igo
      • Igo [Gordon County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Igo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ranger [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
      • Ranger [Gordon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakman [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
      • Oakman [Gordon County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sonoraville [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonoraville
      • Sonoraville [Gordon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonoraville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Buff [Gordon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buff
      • Buff [Gordon County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Soapstick [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soapstick
      • Soapstick [Gordon County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soapstick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Calhoun Ferry [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun Ferry
      • Calhoun Ferry [Gordon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Calhoun [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
      • Calhoun [Gordon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,572 people
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    • Resaca [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Resaca
      • Resaca [Gordon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,089 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Resaca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Resaca Ferry [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Resaca Ferry
      • Resaca Ferry [Gordon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 803 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Resaca Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Plainville [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Gordon County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gwinnett County
    • Sugar Hill [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [Gwinnett County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,132 people
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    • Buford [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
      • Buford [Gwinnett County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,750 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
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    • Rest Haven [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rest Haven
      • Rest Haven [Gwinnett County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rest Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Suwanee [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suwanee
      • Suwanee [Gwinnett County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,803 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suwanee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Berkeley Lake [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley Lake
      • Berkeley Lake [Gwinnett County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,133 people
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    • Peachtree Corners [Gwinnett County]
    • Duluth [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duluth
      • Duluth [Gwinnett County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,676 people
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    • Elmside Village [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmside Village
      • Elmside Village [Gwinnett County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Norcross [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norcross
      • Norcross [Gwinnett County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,003 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norcross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Berkeley Hills [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley Hills
      • Berkeley Hills [Gwinnett County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkeley Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Regency Woods [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency Woods
      • Regency Woods [Gwinnett County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Berkshire [Gwinnett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkshire
      • Berkshire [Gwinnett County] was located 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 554 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkshire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hall County
    • Price [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Hall County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
    • Gaines Ferry [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaines Ferry
      • Gaines Ferry [Hall County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaines Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Murrayville [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murrayville
      • Murrayville [Hall County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murrayville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sardis Shores [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis Shores
      • Sardis Shores [Hall County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 960 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Summer Point [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Point
      • Summer Point [Hall County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 158 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Absalom [Hall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Absalom
      • Absalom [Hall County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Absalom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gay Lan [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay Lan
      • Gay Lan [Hall County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 81 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gay Lan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Whelchel [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whelchel
      • Whelchel [Hall County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whelchel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Flowery Branch [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowery Branch
      • Flowery Branch [Hall County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,778 people
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    • Woodbridge [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbridge
      • Woodbridge [Hall County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 902 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakwood [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood
      • Oakwood [Hall County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,305 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood
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    • White Sands [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Sands
      • White Sands [Hall County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Sands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jackson County
    • Talmo [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmo
      • Talmo [Jackson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 263 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talmo<2>
    • Hoschton [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoschton
      • Hoschton [Jackson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoschton<2>
  • Lumpkin County
    • Auraria [Lumpkin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auraria
      • Auraria [Lumpkin County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
    • Dahlonega [Lumpkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahlonega
      • Dahlonega [Lumpkin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlonega
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    • Garland [Lumpkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Lumpkin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Willow [Lumpkin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow
      • Willow [Lumpkin County] was located 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 15,138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Murray County
    • Carters [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carters
      • Carters [Murray County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carters
    • Ball Ground [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball Ground
      • Ball Ground [Murray County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball Ground
    • Chatsworth [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatsworth
      • Chatsworth [Murray County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,249 people
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    • Eton [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eton
      • Eton [Murray County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eton
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    • Crandall [Murray County]
  • Paulding County
    • Country Acres [Paulding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Acres
      • Country Acres [Paulding County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 8,545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Acres
    • New Hope [Paulding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
      • New Hope [Paulding County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Forrister [Paulding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrister
      • Forrister [Paulding County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrister have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forrister
    • Hiram [Paulding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiram
      • Hiram [Paulding County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiram<2>
  • Pickens County
    • Tate [Pickens County]
    • Cagle [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cagle
      • Cagle [Pickens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cagle
    • Marble Hill [Pickens County]
    • Jasper [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
      • Jasper [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,037 people
      • 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<2>
    • Big Canoe [Pickens County]
    • Talking Rock [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talking Rock
      • Talking Rock [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
      • 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.
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    • Jerusalem [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerusalem
      • Jerusalem [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem
    • Talmadge [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmadge
      • Talmadge [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talmadge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talmadge
    • Hinton [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,223 people
      • 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
  • Union County
    • Suches [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suches
      • Suches [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suches have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suches
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suches<2>
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngcane
      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngcane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Owltown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owltown
      • Owltown [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owltown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owltown
  • White County
    • Cleveland [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [White County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,167 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Nelson, see our County-by-County Page for Nelson.

Newspapers Published in Nelson ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nelson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nelson, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nelson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Nelson:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Georgia

Cemeteries Near Nelson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nelson.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Nelson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Fairview Baptist Cemetery
  • Ball Ground Baptist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ball Ground Baptist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ball Ground Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball Ground Baptist Cemetery
  • Ball Ground City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ball Ground City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ball Ground City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball Ground City Cemetery
  • Cherry Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Old Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Conns Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
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    • Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Cane Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cane Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cane Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cane Creek Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Creek Cemetery
    • Waleska Church of God Cemetery
    • Dowda Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dowda Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dowda Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dowda Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowda Cemetery
    • Norton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Norton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Norton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Norton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton Cemetery
    • Sun Rise Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sun Rise Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sun Rise Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sun Rise Memorial Gardens lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Rise Memorial Gardens
    • Pleasant Union Baptist Church Cemetery
    • McFarland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McFarland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McFarland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McFarland Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland Cemetery
    • Old Hightower Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Hightower Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Old Hightower Baptist Church Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelson.
      • Old Hightower Baptist Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hightower Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Hightower Baptist Church Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

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.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Nelson, with the one closest to Nelson listed first.

  • Nelson [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
    • Nelson [Cherokee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Nelson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 266 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nelson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nelson<2>
  • Ball Ground [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball Ground
    • Ball Ground [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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<2>
  • Tate [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tate
    • Tate [Pickens County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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<2>
  • Marble Hill [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Hill
    • Marble Hill [Pickens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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<2>
  • Mica [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mica
    • Mica [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> 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
  • Sharp Top [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharp Top
    • Sharp Top [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> 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
  • Continue List ...
    • Ophir [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
      • Ophir [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> 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
    • Jasper [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
      • Jasper [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> 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<2>
    • Keithsburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keithsburg
      • Keithsburg [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> 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
    • Orange [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> 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
    • 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]<1> 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.
    • Free Home [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Home
      • Free Home [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> 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
    • Hightower [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightower
      • Hightower [Forsyth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> 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
    • Waleska [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waleska
      • Waleska [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> 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<2>
    • Canton [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> 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<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Nelson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Nelson.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nelson ...

While our initial data about Nelson came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Nelson in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Nelson.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Nelson:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Nelson in these Censuses: 2010. See our Census Page for Nelson for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Nelson. See our Misc Page for Nelson for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Cherokee County

About Georgia

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 Cherokee County: www.cherokeega.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 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).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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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