Nelson, North Carolina

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Nelson, North Carolina
Nelson is located in North Carolina
Nelson
Nelson
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°52′55″N 78°51′0″W / 35.88194°N 78.85000°W / 35.88194; -78.85000Coordinates: 35°52′55″N 78°51′0″W / 35.88194°N 78.85000°W / 35.88194; -78.85000
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyDurham
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Nelson was a small southern town in Durham County, North Carolina. The community was centered at the intersection of Miami Boulevard and North Carolina Highway 54. It was largely a farming community with several tobacco and livestock farms as well as a tight knit family oriented community. Though still on the map, it is all but erased by the growth surrounding the Research Triangle Park. All of the farms have been paved over and old farmhouses and barns torn down to accommodate the huge corporations and other business entities you will see if you drive through the area. A few of the older small homes are still there, as well as the Cedar Fork Baptist church, but the community itself essentially no longer exists.