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Welcome to Nelson ...

The city of Nelson is located in Saline County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Nelson, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nelson has a population of 182 people<2> (see below for details).

Nelson is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Nelson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Nelson is located in the (660) area code.

The ZIP code for Nelson: 65347<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nelson had an population of 182 people. This is a decrease of 5.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nelson had a population of 192 people. This makes Nelson the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 192 people, the population of Nelson decreased 9.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 212 people).

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

Communities Also Named Nelson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 52 communities that are also named Nelson - they are located in Alabama (3), Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, 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.

  • Marshall
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Boonville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Slater
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Glasgow
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow is located in Howard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,084 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow <5>
  • New Franklin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Franklin
    • New Franklin is located in Howard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,057 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Franklin <5>
  • Pilot Grove
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Grove
    • Pilot Grove is located in Cooper County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 761 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Grove <5>
  • Bunceton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunceton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunceton
    • Bunceton is located in Cooper County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 358 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunceton <5>
  • Windsor Place village
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor Place village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor Place village
    • Windsor Place village is located in Cooper County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
    • Windsor Place village has also been known as:
    • Windsor Place village
  • Houstonia
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houstonia
    • Houstonia is located in Pettis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 223 people
  • Gilliam
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilliam have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilliam
    • Gilliam is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Nelson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Nelson was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Nelson on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Nelson.

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 State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Saline, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nelson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nelson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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