Nelsonville is a city in northwestern Athens County, Ohio in the Appalachian Hills of Southeast Ohio. Nelsonville has a population of 5,392 at the 2010 census. The city has a total area of 5.00 square miles (12.95 km2), of which, 4.89 square miles (12.67 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.
Nelsonville was founded in 1818, and incorporated in 1838. Nelsonville changed to a City Charter form of government in 1995.
Nelsonville is located at West 39.45528° – North 82.22556°, along the Hocking River. The historic district is centered around the Nelsonville Public Square. One of the main streets, Canal Street, is located on top of where the old Hocking Canal once ran. The city is accessable by four major highways – US Route 33, Ohio Route 278, Ohio Route 78 and Ohio Route 691.
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