Welcome to Nelson ...
Although we found mention of Nelson during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Nelson was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
We've added Nelson to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Nelson, please Contact Us.
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Nelson might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).
We believe that Nelson would be found within the (905) area code.
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 Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, 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.
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
- Oakville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<3>
- Continue List (6 more) ...
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldershot
- Aldershot lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Nelson
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Aldershot
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ash
- Ash lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Nelson
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ash came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash
- Cedar Springs
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Springs
- Cedar Springs lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Nelson
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Springs
- Flamboro Centre
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flamboro Centre
- Flamboro Centre lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Nelson
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Flamboro Centre
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Visit our Community Index for Ontario
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Nelson and then turned east". While Nelson could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Nelson as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Nelson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
|<2>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nelson) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nelson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nelson
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3783, Longitude: -79.8394
|<3>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<4>||If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.|