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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).


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



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

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


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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