Nelson County, Virginia

Nelson Co., VA

Nelson Co., VA


Nelson County was created in 1807 from Amherst County. The government was formed the following year. The county is named for Thomas Nelson, Jr., a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, who served as Governor of Virginia in 1781. An earlier Virginia county, also named in his honor, became part of Kentucky when it separated from Virginia in 1792. Nelson County is part of the Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Source: Wikipedia

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Augusta County – northwest
Albemarle County – northeast
Buckingham County – southeast
Appomattox County – south
Amherst County – southwest
Rockbridge County – west

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