Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Nelson. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.
Charlotte Hawkins Brown
Born: Lottie Hawkins
Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute. She was born in Henderson (NC) on June 11, 1883 (a Monday) and died in Greensboro (NC) on January 11, 1961 (a Wednesday) at the age of 77.
Henderson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Nelson.
Professional football. He was born in Halifax (VA) on October 29, 1945 (a Monday) and died in Albany (NY) on October 26, 2006 (a Thursday) at the age of 61. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
Halifax is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Nelson.
The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.