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Welcome to Nelsonville ...
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>
Nelsonville was established in 1814.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Nelsonville has a population of 5,137 people<4> (see below for details).
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
The telephone area code for Nelsonville: (740)
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 (which is 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 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Nelsonville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Nelsonville in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Nelsonville.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Athens County: www.athenscountygovernment.com/
The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Dec 2023