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Overview

Introduction to Nelsonville, Ohio

Nelsonville, Ohio, in Athens county, is 53 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio

Nelsonville History

The area was settled in the early 1800s. A log cabin was built in 1810 and the Johnson and Hulbert families became the first permanent settlers. Daniel Nelson and his wife Sarah Smith Nelson purchased 200 acres in August, 1814, and the following years, Nelson laid out town lots. The community soon came to be known as "Nelsonville." Josiah Coe constructed the first flour mill in 1816, and with time a tavern, a store, a post office and a tannery were also built. Nelsonville was officially incorporated in 1838.

Nelsonville and Nearby Attractions

  • National Road/ Zane Grey Museum
  • Slate Run Living Historical Farm
  • Blennerhassett Island Historical Park
  • Rockbridge State Nature Preserve
  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
  • Columbus Topiary Garden

Things To Do In Nelsonville

Motts Military Museum, National Road/ Zane Grey Museum, John & Annie Glenn Historic Site and Livingston House are some of the museums and historic sites near Nelsonville. The Slate Run Living Historical Farm depicts farm life during the 1880s, while Blennerhassett Island Historical Park is the restored mansion of Harman Blennerhassett and currently features a museum, carriage rides and facilities for biking. The Rockbridge State Nature Preserve includes a 100-foot long natural bridge made of rock. Swimming, camping, boating and hiking can be enjoyed at the Strouds Run State Park, Hocking Hills State Park, Burr Oak State Park and Clear Creek Metro Park. Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, another popular destination in Nelsonville, offers visitors the opportunity to go on a historic train ride along Ohio's Hocking River and the hills of Southeast Ohio.

Nelsonville Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Port Columbus International Airport.

Nelsonville Higher Education

Nelsonville is home to Hocking College. Ohio University and Ohio University - Lancaster are located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,249
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+1,793
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married23.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.9%
Median Earnings25+$24,671
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,542

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,387
% Above Poverty Level60%
% Below Poverty Level40%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone38.7%
Median Gross Rent$653
Median House Value$77,700

Ancestry

German22.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.1%
Irish13.7%
English6.2%
Italian4.6%
Russian1.4%
Polish1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1%
Greek0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Scottish0.6%
African0.6%
Australian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Barbadian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Swiss0.3%
French Except Basque0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Nelsonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Athens County
Standard Zip Codes45764
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.45
Approximate Longitude-82.22

Nelsonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationATHENS 2 N
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp36 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 86 F
Oct Temp38 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.6 inches
StationCARPENTER 2 S
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 37 F
Apr Temp36 to 63 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.7 inches
StationMC CONNELSVILLE LOCK 7
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buchtel574$73,482
Chauncey1,232$32,016
Glouster1,737$36,111
Jacksonville495$50,167
New Straitsville842$38,438

Nelsonville Public Libraries

Athens County Public Libraries
95 W. WASHINGTON
Nelsonville, Ohio
(740) 753-2118

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Nelsonville Hospitals

Doctors Hospital Of Nelsonville
(Non-profit)
1950 Mount St Marys Drive
(740) 753-7300

Nelsonville Public Schools

Nelsonville-york Elementary School
4 Buckeye Dr
ZIP: 45764
(740) 753-5145
Primary
Total Enrollment 732
Nelsonville-york High School
1 Buckeye Dr
ZIP: 45764
(740) 753-1964
High
Total Enrollment 364
Nelsonville-york Junior High School
3 Buckeye Dr
ZIP: 45764
(740) 753-1254
Middle
Total Enrollment 205
Tri-county Career Center
15676 State Route 691
ZIP: 45764
(740) 753-3511
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