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Welcome to Nelson ...
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.
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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 10 Oct 2021