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Welcome to Nelsonville ...

The city of Nelsonville is located in Athens County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Nelsonville: NEHL-suhn-vil<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nelsonville has a population of 5,137 people<4> (see below for details).

Nelsonville was established in 1814.

The community of Nelsonville is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Nelsonville is located in the (740) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nelsonville had an population of 5,137 people. This is a decrease of 4.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nelsonville had a population of 5,392 people (or 8.33% of the total population of Athens County). This makes Nelsonville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Nelsonville represents 0.05% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 240th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,392 people, the population of Nelsonville increased 3.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,230 people).

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

Communities Also Named Nelsonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Nelsonville - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Nelsonville ...

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

  • Athens [Athens County]
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    • Athens [Athens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Nelsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,600 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<7>
  • Logan [Hocking County]
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    • Logan [Hocking County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Nelsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,933 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<7>
  • New Lexington [Perry County]
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    • New Lexington [Perry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Nelsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,671 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Lexington<7>
  • Glouster [Athens County]
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    • Glouster [Athens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Nelsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,779 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glouster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glouster<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McArthur [Vinton County]
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      • McArthur [Vinton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Nelsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McArthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McArthur<7>
    • Chauncey [Athens County]
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      • Chauncey [Athens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Nelsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,038 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chauncey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chauncey
    • Albany [Athens County]
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      • Albany [Athens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Nelsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 892 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<7>
    • Junction City [Perry County]
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      • Junction City [Perry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Nelsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction City<7>
    • New Straitsville [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Straitsville
      • New Straitsville [Perry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Nelsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Straitsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Straitsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Straitsville<7>
    • Shawnee [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawnee
      • Shawnee [Perry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Nelsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawnee<7>

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 Nelsonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nelsonville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nelsonville. 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 Nelsonville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nelsonville. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Nelsonville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nelsonville ...

Looking for more information about Nelsonville? 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 Nelsonville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nelsonville.

Adding Nelsonville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nelsonville 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 Nelsonville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nelsonville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Athens County: www.athenscountygovernment.com/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Athens, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Nelsonville. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nelsonville.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nelsonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Nelsonville) 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 Nelsonville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NelsonvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelsonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4559, Longitude: -82.2218       In this case, the coordinates for Nelsonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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