Nelson’s* population in the Census of 1790 was 721. The most recent (2020) Census shows a population of 734 – a whopping increase of 13 people over a 230 year period. Of course there are some twists and turns in the story, and we’ve added some graphics to spice up the tale.

*The town was then called Packersfield, and would not become Nelson until 1814. Read about what other names were considered. 

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