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Map of Va: Nelson CountyNelson County was formed on 1 June 1808 from the northeastern portion of Amherst County. It was named for General Thomas Nelson, Jr., Governor of Virginia from June to November, 1781. Its boundaries have remained stable.
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NELSON CO., VA 1810 CENSUS transcribed by John Vogt. 2010, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, x, 23 pages, illustrations, maps, in the original rough alphabetic order by letter. This is the first surviving census for Nelson, which had just been created two years before.
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NELSON COUNTY MARRIAGES, 1808-1850 John Vogt. revised edition, 2013 viii, 96 pages, indices, figure, map. Nelson County was created by an act of the General Assembly in 1807. It was carved out of a portion of Amherst County and was named in honor of former Governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Nelson.

The author has added unrecorded material which was located by the Virginia Library more than a decade after its initial publication. This consists of an original license register dated 1814-1819 with more than 300 additions.
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Nelson Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 18 pages, map, 5 1/2X8 1/2.
For a full description of the 1815 LAND DIRECTORY Records and a listing of available counties, see: Individual County Booklets, 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners
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