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1890 Communities Near Nelson ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Nelson had railroad service and no post office.

  • Averett (Mecklenburg County)
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    • Averett lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Nelson and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Averett had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Averett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bethel Hill (Person County)
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    • Bethel Hill lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Nelson and is located in Person County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bethel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Buffalo Junction (Mecklenburg County)
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    • Buffalo Junction lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buffalo Junction had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Buffalo Springs (Mecklenburg County)
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    • Buffalo Springs lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Nelson and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buffalo Springs had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bullock (Granville County)
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    • Bullock lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Nelson and is located in Granville County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bullock had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullock<4>
  • Clarksville (Mecklenburg County)
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    • Clarksville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 656 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,169 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clarksville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksville<4>
  • Dryburg (Halifax County)
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    • Dryburg lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Nelson and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dryburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Finchley (Mecklenburg County)
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    • Finchley lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Finchley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finchley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Harmony (Halifax County)
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    • Harmony lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Nelson and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harmony had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hyco (Halifax County)
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    • Hyco lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Nelson and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hyco had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jeffress (Mecklenburg County)
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    • Jeffress lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jeffress had a post office and railroad service
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  • Laconia (Charlotte County)
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    • Laconia lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Nelson and is located in Charlotte County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laconia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laconia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lewis (Granville County)
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    • Lewis lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Nelson and is located in Granville County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lewis had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mayo (Halifax County)
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    • Mayo lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Nelson and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayo had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oak Hill (Granville County)
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    • Oak Hill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Nelson and is located in Granville County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Omega (Halifax County)
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    • Omega lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Nelson and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Omega had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Orgainville (Mecklenburg County)
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    • Orgainville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Orgainville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orgainville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Red Bank (Halifax County)
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    • Red Bank lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Nelson and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 92 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Bank had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Satterwhite (Granville County)
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    • Satterwhite lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Nelson and is located in Granville County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Satterwhite had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satterwhite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Scottsburg (Fluvanna County)
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    • Scottsburg lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Nelson and is located in Fluvanna County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 297 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Scottsburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<4>
  • Siddon (Mecklenburg County)
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    • Siddon lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Nelson and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Siddon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siddon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Skipwith (Mecklenburg County)
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    • Skipwith lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelson and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Skipwith had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skipwith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Soudan (Mecklenburg County)
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    • Soudan lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Nelson and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Soudan had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soudan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stovall (Granville County)
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    • Stovall lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Nelson and is located in Granville County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stovall had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Virgilina (Halifax County)
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    • Virgilina lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Nelson and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Virgilina had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgilina<4>
  • Wolf Trap (Halifax County)
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    • Wolf Trap lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Nelson and is located in Halifax County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wolf Trap had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Trap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Nelson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5624, Longitude: -78.7047       In this case, the coordinates for Nelson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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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