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Nelson, West Virginia

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The location of Nelson

Welcome to Nelson ...

Nelson is located in Boone County.

We aren't confident of the location of Nelson, so consider the above location as an estimate.<1>

Nelson is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Nelson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Nelson: (304) & (681)<3>

Communities near Nelson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Nelson and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Belle   [Map]   1,162   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   940   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
East Bank   [Map]   904   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Glasgow   [Map]   860   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Nelson.

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, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia (2), Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Nelson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nelson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nelson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

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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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nelson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 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: 38.0690, Longitude: -81.6230     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nelson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nelson.

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