|Elevation||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, at an elevation of 121 feet (37 m). Nelson's first post office was established in 1873; 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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nelson, California
- 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.