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Welcome to Nelson ...

The city of Nelson is primarily located in Cherokee County<1>. A portion of Nelson extends into Pickens County.

The location of Nelson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nelson has a population of 1,382 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Nelson.

Nelson is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Nelson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Nelson is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (470)<5>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP code for Nelson: 30151<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nelson had an population of 1,382 people. This is an increase of 5.18% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nelson had a population of 1,314 people. This makes Nelson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Nelson represents 0.01% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 266th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Nelson.

Adding Nelson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nelson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Nelson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Nelson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Nelson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 52 communities that are also named Nelson - they are located in Alabama (3), Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia (2), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Nelson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Nelson.

  • Milton [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
    • Milton [Fulton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> 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<8>
  • Canton [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> 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<8>
  • Holly Springs [Cherokee County]
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    • Holly Springs [Cherokee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> 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<8>
  • Litchfield Hundred [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield Hundred
    • Litchfield Hundred [Fulton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield Hundred
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cumming [Forsyth County]
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      • Cumming [Forsyth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> 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<8>
    • Hinton [Pickens County]
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      • Hinton [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jasper [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
      • Jasper [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<8>
    • Hardman Place [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardman Place
      • Hardman Place [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Nelson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardman Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardman Place
    • Dawsonville [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawsonville
      • Dawsonville [Dawson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> 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<8>
    • Lumpkin [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumpkin
      • Lumpkin [Dawson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumpkin

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nelson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nelson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nelson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Nelson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nelson. See our Newspapers Page for Nelson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nelson ...

Looking for more information about Nelson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Nelson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nelson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Cherokee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nelson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nelson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Nelson, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Nelson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nelson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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).
<8>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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