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Nelson, Washington
(Kittitas County)

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Welcome to Nelson ...

Nelson is located in Kittitas County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Nelson, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Nelson is 2,040 feet [622 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Nelson lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Nelson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Washington communities named Nelson: This one is located in Kittitas County and the other is located in Skamania County.

Beyond Washington, 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, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia (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.

  • Cle Elum [Kittitas County]
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    • Cle Elum [Kittitas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Nelson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cle Elum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cle Elum<5>
  • Roslyn [Kittitas County]
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    • Roslyn [Kittitas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northeast of Nelson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roslyn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roslyn<5>
  • South Cle Elum [Kittitas County]
  • Pine Glen [Kittitas County]
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    • Pine Glen [Kittitas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Nelson
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Easton [Kittitas County]
    • Cabin Creek [Kittitas County]
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      • Cabin Creek [Kittitas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Nelson
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    • Teanaway [Kittitas County]
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      • Teanaway [Kittitas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teanaway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teanaway
    • Martin [Kittitas County]
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      • Martin [Kittitas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Liberty [Kittitas County]
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      • Liberty [Kittitas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Nelson
      • Former names for Liberty:
      • Meaghersville
      • Williams Creek
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    • Thorp [Kittitas County]

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nelson. See our Newspapers Page for Nelson.

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.

Adding Nelson to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Kittitas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nelson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NelsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1935, Longitude: -121.0537       In this case, the coordinates for Nelson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






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