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Welcome to Nelson ...

Nelson is located in Cheshire County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nelson has a population of 735 people<2> (see below for details).

Nelson is 1,430 feet [436 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Nelson: (603)

The ZIP code for Nelson: 03457<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nelson had an population of 735 people. This is an increase of 0.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nelson had a population of 729 people. This makes Nelson the county's 21st most populous community.

The population of Nelson represents 0.06% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 208th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 729 people, the population of Nelson increased 14.98% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 634 people).

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

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, Georgia, Idaho (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska, Nevada, 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.

  • Keene [Cheshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keene
    • Keene [Cheshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Nelson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keene<6>
  • Swanzey [Cheshire County]
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    • Swanzey [Cheshire County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Nelson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,271 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanzey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanzey<6>
  • Peterborough [Hillsborough County]
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    • Peterborough [Hillsborough County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Nelson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peterborough have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterborough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterborough<6>
  • Rindge [Cheshire County]
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    • Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Nelson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rindge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rindge<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hillsboro [Hillsborough County]
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      • Hillsboro [Hillsborough County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,019 people
      • Hillsboro has also been known as:
      • Hillsborough
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<6>
    • Jaffrey [Cheshire County]
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      • Jaffrey [Cheshire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaffrey have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaffrey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jaffrey<6>
    • Winchester [Cheshire County]
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      • Winchester [Cheshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<6>
    • Walpole [Cheshire County]
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      • Walpole [Cheshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,032 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walpole
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walpole<6>
    • Chesterfield [Cheshire County]
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      • Chesterfield [Cheshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,644 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<6>
    • Bellows Falls [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellows Falls
      • Bellows Falls [Windham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellows Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellows Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellows Falls<6>

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.

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).

We also found Nelson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Hampshire (1912).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Hampshire

About Cheshire County

About New Hampshire

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 Cheshire County: www.co.cheshire.nh.us/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Cheshire, 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 community (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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 (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, 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: 42.9898, Longitude: -72.1274    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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