Nelson, California

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Coordinates: 39°33′08″N 121°45′56″W / 39.55222°N 121.76556°W / 39.55222; -121.76556

Nelson
Unincorporated community
Nelson is located in California
Nelson
Nelson
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°33′08″N 121°45′56″W / 39.55222°N 121.76556°W / 39.55222; -121.76556
Country United States
State California
County Butte County
Elevation[1] 121 ft (37 m)

Nelson (formerly, Nelson Station) is an unincorporated community in Butte County, California. It lies 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south-southeast of Durham,[2] at an elevation of 121 feet (37 m). Nelson's first post office was established in 1873;[2] its zip code is 95958. The place was founded in 1873 by the California and Oregon Railroad Company and named for an early settler, A.D. Nelson.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nelson, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 284. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.