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Nelson
Pickens County and Cherokee County, Georgia

ZipCodes
30151




Page Contents for Nelson, Georgia

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Historical Events

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Georgia state capital is Atlanta.
The population of Nelson is approximately 761 2005, 1314 2010.
The approximate number of families is 275 2000, 478 2010.
The amount of land area in Nelson is 2.202 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Nelson is 0.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nelson to Washington DC is 530 miles.
The distance to the Georgia state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Nelson is positioned 34.38 degrees north of the equator and 84.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Nelson elevation is 1,245 feet above sea level.
Nelson per capita income is $ 20,604 2000.
Nelson median income is $ 42,700 2005.
The Nelson median home price is $ 128,100 2005.

Location

in northern Georgia about 24 miles from Roswell and about 42 miles from Atlanta. Other nearby communities include Ball Ground, Jasper, Talking Rock, Waleska, Canton, Holly Springs, Dawsonville and Cumming.
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History & History Related Items

Nelson is named for John Nelson, an early landowner, farmer, and rifle maker.
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The incorporation of Nelson

1843


Attractions

NOTED NOTABLES
Claude Akins
Nelson is the birthplace of actor Claude Akins.
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Nelson Historical Events

1906-1916
The Blue Ridge Marble Company operated in Nelson, Ga. in 1906 when it won the U. S. contract to furnish headstones and monuments for Confederate dead who died at Northern prison camps during the late war. It shipped at least 10,000 headstones and 15 monuments to various prison cemteries, such as Elmira, NY, between 1907 and 1916. Nelson

Miscellany

the population of Nelson was:
1990 - 486
2000 - 626
2003 - 693
2005 - 761
Nelson is located in the Eastern Time Zone
Median age:
2000 - 42.0 years

Median house value:
2000 - $ 122,500
2005 - $ 128,100

Median household income:
2000 - $ 44,250
2005 - $ 42,700


Nelson is about 40% in Cherokee County with the remainder located in Pickens County.

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